Gillooly and Baylis, 1999



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Associated characteristics


Species Development state Trait Primary Data Secondary Data
Micropterus dolomieui Spawning conditions Parental care Parental care requires 24 h per day fanning up to 1 month with males rarely leaving the nest. Guarding males rarely leave the nest to feed. Filial cannibalism has never been observed. Females come to the nest to spawn and leave the area promptly after depositing eggs Male parental care
Micropterus dolomieui Spawning conditions Spawning site preparation Breeding adult males inhabit the littoral zone and built large, conspicuous nests No category
Micropterus dolomieui Spawning conditions Spawning temperature Spawning season generally begins in late May when water temperature reaches 15°C 15.0 °C
Micropterus dolomieui Spawning conditions Spawning period duration Continues for up to 1 month 1.0 weeks
Micropterus dolomieui Female Age at sexual maturity Individuals reach maturity at 3-4 years in North temperate populations 3.5 years
Micropterus dolomieui Spawning conditions Spawning season North temperate populations of smallmouth bass reproduce shortly after winter ice-out, in late May ['February', 'March', 'January', 'May']
Micropterus dolomieui Spawning conditions Spawning release Each nests receives only a single batch of eggs from a single female Mutliple
Micropterus dolomieui Spawning conditions Parity May live up to 13 years No category