Williamson, 1993



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Associated characteristics


Species Development state Trait Primary Data Secondary Data
Micropterus salmoides Spawning conditions Nycthemeral period of oviposition Late afternoon or early morning Day
Micropterus salmoides Spawning conditions Spawning temperature 14-16 (begin of spawning) 15.0 °C
Micropterus salmoides Female Female sexual dimorphism The urogenital opening in female is elliptical or pearshaped, obviously distended and soft abdomen Present
Micropterus salmoides Male Male sexual dimorphism The urogenital opening in male is nearly circular Absent
Micropterus salmoides Egg Egg adhesiveness Adhesive Adhesive
Micropterus salmoides Egg Incubation time 2-4 (in natural conditions in Alabama) 3.0 days
Micropterus salmoides Egg Egg size after water-hardening 1.5-2.5 2.0 mm
Micropterus salmoides Female Absolute fecundity 2-176 89.0 thousand eggs
Micropterus salmoides Spawning conditions Spawning season From spring trough early summer ['April', 'May', 'September', 'August', 'June', 'July']
Micropterus salmoides Female Length at sexual maturity 22-24 (in Southern US) 23.0 cm
Micropterus salmoides Larvae Initial larval size 4 4.0 mm
Micropterus salmoides Female Age at sexual maturity May mature at 8 months in the southern U.S. 8.0 year
Micropterus salmoides Spawning conditions Spawning release Most ripe eggs are released with the initial spawn, each subsequent spawn normally contains approximatively half the eggs of the preceding spawn No category