Reproduction of Anarrhichthys ocellatus
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Main Ref. Armstrong, R.H., 1996
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type monogamy:
Spawning frequency
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild guarders
clutch tenders
Parental Care biparental
Description of life cycle and mating behavior When courting, the male wolf-eel butts his head against the female's abdomen, wraps around her, and fertilizes her eggs as she extrudes them. Eggs are laid and both male and female wrap themselves around the egg mass to protect it . Only one parent at a time leaves the eggs to feed. The female periodically rotates the eggs until they hatch. A male and female may pair for life (Ref. 28499).
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Entered by Torres, Armi G. on 07.27.94
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 05.23.07
Checked by Torres, Armi G. on 03.16.96
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