Spawning Behavior and Biparental Egg Care of the Crosshatch Triggerfish, Xanthichthys mento (Balistidae)

@article{Kawase2004SpawningBA,
  title={Spawning Behavior and Biparental Egg Care of the Crosshatch Triggerfish, Xanthichthys mento (Balistidae)},
  author={Hiroshi Kawase},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2004},
  volume={66},
  pages={211-219}
}
  • H. Kawase
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • Environmental Biology of Fishes
Reproductive ecology of the crosshatch triggerfish, Xanthichthys mento (Balistidae) was studied at Hachijojima, Izu Islands, Japan. Males established territories and repeatedly chased females passing nearby. There were 1–3 females in each male's territory before spawning and during egg care. This species spawned in pairs on the sandy bottom. Eggs were scattered and attached to sand particles. Females care for the eggs by blowing water on them and guarding them against intruders, while males… 
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