Reproductive Physiology in Fishes

  • Judith Betsy
  • Stephen Kumar


Natural selection, which is the basic of theory of evolution as proposed by Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace, is widely accepted as the central paradigm in biology. Any individual who performs better at surviving and reproduction alone will be selected by nature, which leads to the concept of survival of the fittest. Hence reproduction is an important criteria any individual should possess so that their genes will be disproportionably represented in the next generation. Thus, studying reproduction and the physiological mechanism behind reproduction becomes very essential. In this chapter, different types of reproduction and fertilization in fishes, spawning dynamics, mating systems and factors affecting reproduction are discussed.


Reproduction Mating Physiology Spawning Fish 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Judith Betsy
    • 1
  • Stephen Kumar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AquacultureFisheries College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries UniversityTuticorinIndia
  2. 2.Directorate of Sustainable Aquaculture, Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries UniversityThanjavurIndia

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