Reproduction of Monopterus albus
Document source:
Main Ref. Sadovy, Y. and D.Y. Shapiro, 1987
Mode protogyny
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild guarders
Parental Care paternal
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Male builds a large free-floating bubblenest among the submerged vegetation close to the shoreline; eggs are spat into the nest after being laid; male guards the nest and continues to guard the young after hatching till they are on their own (Ref. 44091). Spawning occurs in shallow water (Ref. 2060). Sex reversal is completed in 8-30 weeks (Ref. 34260).
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Entered by Froese, Tom on 07.03.98
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 07.13.11
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