Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 183–195 | Cite as

Reproduction ecology of fishes in Jiaozhou Bay waters

  • Wu Peiqiu
  • Wu Hezhou
  • Yang Jiming


Observations on gonad development of 84 species of marine fishes in Jiaozhou Bay waters showed the breeding periods of more than 50 of these species are mostly from April to August, with peaks between May to June. A great many of the species spawn in the warm season, only a few species in the cold season. The number of spawning species increases with the rise and decreases with the fall in water temperature. The absolute fecundity of 50 teleost species, which usually increases with body length and weight, was estimated to range from about 300 to 9,000,000 eggs. The reproductive patterns of fishes in Jiaozhou Bay waters are discussed.


Bigeye Tuna Fish Reproduction Absolute Fecundity Pacific Sardine Faunal Characteristic 
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© Science Press 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wu Peiqiu
    • 1
  • Wu Hezhou
    • 1
  • Yang Jiming
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of OceanologyAcademia SinicaQingdao

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