Maturation and Spawning

Published on: 12/28/2013
Author/s : Prof. Nihar Ranjan Chattopadhyay (West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences)

Both male and female gonads undergo marked cyclic morphological and histological changes before reaching full maturity and becoming ripe. This is called maturation of the gonads. Most of the fishes exhibit seasonal cycle in the production of gametes. The expulsion of gametes from the body into the surrounding water is called ‘spawning’ resulting in fertilization. Fish spawns during a s...

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Chomeeaung Chomeeaung
December 28, 2013
thank you so much for your information
I am studying reproductive biology of some marine fishes in Myanmar now.
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