Reproduction of Solea solea
Document source: http://www.fishbase.de/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=525&GenusName=Solea&SpeciesName=solea&fc=441&StockCode=541
 
Main Ref. Quéro, J.-C., M. Desoutter and F. Lagardère, 1986
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Mating type
Spawning frequency one clear seasonal peak per year
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Yes.   Ref.  Murua, H. and F. Saborido-Rey, 2003
Reproductive guild nonguarders
open water/substratum egg scatterers
Parental Care none
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Spawning takes place in shallow coastal waters at temperatures of 6 - 12°C. Reproduction starts after 3-5 years of age, when 25-30cm size is reached. Spawning happens mainly during the months of February-May (for example, off the coasts of Galicia), although in warmer areas (such as the Mediterranean), it can occur at the beginning of the winter. Incubation lasts about 5 days (at 1 2°) and larval phase 35 days (at 18°C).
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Entered by Froese, Rainer on 05.25.93
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 07.01.11
Checked by Luna, Susan M. on 08.10.07
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