Reef Fish Reproduction Articles

Get the latest info on reef fish sex, including the zany, and somewhat kinky, reproductive systems of some of these amazing creatures.

Zooplankton Feeders
There is a guild of reef fishes that feed on minute organisms that live above the reef. This article looks at the adaptations that certain diurnal and nocturnal fishes possess so that they can take advantage of this abundant resource.
Cardinalfish egg incubation A Mouth Full of Eggs!
Learn about the unique reproductive strategies of the cardinalfishes. The male carries the eggs in his oral cavity until they hatch.

The Banggai Cardinalfish
The Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) was only known from the island for which it is named, until now! Learn about this spectacular cardinalfish and how it's been discovered in a new location.
Reproduction in the Ghost Pipefishes
This illustrated feature article examines the unique reproductive mode and behavior of ghost pipefishes.
Hamlet Love !
The hamlets (Hypoplectrus spp.) display very interesting reproductive behavior. Let's take a closer look at the spawning behavior and reproductive strategies of these interesting little groupers.
Mr. Mom - Seahorse Reproduction
The most unusual thing about seahorses is not their nonfish-like appearance or the myths that have surrounded them. It is their reproductive behavior.
Clown Triggerfish The Young are Different!
Feature article by Maurine Shimlock and Burt Jones that takes a look at the dramatic appearance change from juvenile to adult in some reef fish.