Notes on the courtship and mating behavior in Penaeus monodon Fabricius (Decapoda, Natantia)
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Courtship and mating behavior in the sugpo or giant tiger prawn, Penaeus monodon Fabricius, are described. These are divided into three phases: parallel swimming of male and female; male turns ventral side up to female; and, male turns perpendicular to female, curves body around female and flicks both head and tail. Comparison with observations on P. japonicus and P. stylirostris is made.
Suggested CitationPrimavera, J. H. (1979). Notes on the courtship and mating behavior in Penaeus monodon Fabricius (Decapoda, Natantia).
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