Reproduction of Rhinogobiops nicholsii
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Main Ref. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983
Mode protogyny
Fertilization external
Mating type polygyny
Spawning frequency one clear seasonal peak per year
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild guarders
Parental Care paternal
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Nesting occurs from April-October. Male cleans spawning site under rock, then attracts female by rising from bottom to display his black pelvic disk. Male guards nest after female lays eggs. Protogynous (Ref. 13452, 35501). Sex reversal is completed in less than 5 months (Ref. 34185, 34256). A monandric species (Ref. 55367). Length at sex change = 6.9 cm TL (Ref. 55367). Also Ref. 103751.
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Entered by Torres, Armi G. on 07.27.94
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 07.23.15
Checked by Torres, Armi G. on 03.16.96
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