Reproduction in the piranha Serrasalmus spilopleura, a neotropical fish with an unusual pattern of sexual maturity

@article{Lamas2004ReproductionIT,
  title={Reproduction in the piranha Serrasalmus spilopleura, a neotropical fish with an unusual pattern of sexual maturity},
  author={Ivana Reis Lamas and Alexandre Lima Godinho},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2004},
  volume={45},
  pages={161-168}
}
Reproduction in female Serrasalmus spilopleura (Characiformes, Characidae) from the Itumbiara reservoir (18°28′ S, 48°36′ W), Paranaíba River, Brazil, was examined with emphasis on the relationship between condition factors and coelomic fat, the annual reproductive cycle and the unusual dynamics of its sexual maturity. The condition factor and coelomic fat index follow a similar pattern along the stages of reproductive cycle. Variations in the condition factor along the reproductive cycle were… CONTINUE READING