Reproduction of Perna viridis
Document Source:
Main Ref. Rajagopal, S., V.P. Venugopalan, K.V.K. Nair, G. van der Velde, H.A. Jenner and C. den Hartog, 1998
Mode dioecism
Fertilization external
Spawning Frequency
Batch Spawner No
Reproductive Guild
Description of life cycle and mating behavior External sexual fertilization. Spawning peaks coincide with monsoon seasons except in the Philippines and Thailand where spawning is year-round (Ref. 80527). Both sexes release gametes in the water column, where developed larvae remain for two weeks before settling in benthic habitat as juveniles. Sexual maturity occurs at 15-30 mm shell length, roughly 2-3 months age.
Search for more references on reproduction Scirus
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Pacres-Urriquia, Lealde on 03.11.09
Modified by Parducho, Vina Angelica on 07.10.14
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