Wootton, 1973


Wootton, R.J. (1973) Fecunidty of the three-spined stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus (L.). J. Fish. Biol., pp. 683-688

Associated characteristics

Species Development state Trait Primary Data Secondary Data
Gasterosteus aculeatus Female Length at sexual maturity Length of female producing eggs: mean of 47.9, range 41.0-74.0 mm 57.5 cm
Gasterosteus aculeatus Female Weight at sexual maturity Weight of females producing eggs after spawning 1.102, range 0.582-3.665 mm 2.12 kg
Gasterosteus aculeatus Female Relative fecundity A 3 g fish would produce about 270 eggs 3.0 thousand eggs/kg
Gasterosteus aculeatus Female Absolute fecundity The expected fecundity of a stickleback of a standard length of 50 mm was calculated as 163.1 eggs for trachurus females, 154.4 eggs for hybrid females and 132.7 eggs for leiurus females [in the course of a breeding season a large female can produce two to three times its own weight of eggs, that is 2-4 g of eggs] 3.0 thousand eggs
Gasterosteus aculeatus Spawning conditions Spawning site preparation Spawn naturally in the nest of a male No category
Gasterosteus aculeatus Spawning conditions Spawning release Spawn several in breeding season Multiple