Reproduction of Macrophiothrix nereidina
Document Source: http://www.sealifebase.org/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=86736&GenusName=Macrophiothrix&SpeciesName=nereidina&fc=1675&StockCode=3779
 
Main Ref. Ruppert, E.E., R.S. Fox and R.D. Barnes, 2004
Mode
Fertilization external
Spawning Frequency
Batch Spawner No
Reproductive Guild
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Members of the class Ophiuroidea are mostly gonochoric, others are protandric. Fertilization is external. Brooding is common, bursae is used as brood chambers where the embryos develop into juveniles and later crawl out from the bursal slits. Life cycle: Embryos hatch into free-swimming planktotrophic larvae and later metamorphose into tiny brittle stars which sink down the bottom where they grow into adult form.
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Entered by Parducho, Vina Angelica on 06.22.15
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