Reproductive Biology of Chain Pickerel in Lake Conway, Florida

The reproductive biology of chain pickerel in Lake Conway, Florida was studied from July 1976 to June 1977. The overall ratio of females to males was 1.1:1.0. Spawning apparently took place in shallow water among thick Vallisneria during a sharply dermed period from December to February. Average fecundity per female was 1232. Youngest fish to spawn were 2 years old.

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