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Table 1 Population specific parameters of maturation, fertilization success and maximum fecundity in Nothobranchius fishes

From: Rapid growth, early maturation and short generation time in African annual fishes

Population identity (a) Nuptial coloration (b) First spawning (c) 21 days Spw (d) Mean ± s.e. number of eggs (N females; fertilization success in %) (e) Maximum fecundity
Age days Length (TL, range in mm) Age Length (TL, mm)
    Days Male Female (in %) 1st Spw 21 days 42 days 63 days  
NF121 13 22.9 to 24.6 19 35.2 29.0 57 (7) 12 (1; 58) 13 ± 6.5 (4; 38) 203 ± 14.2 (4; 45) 244 ± 15.8 (4; 70) 291 (63; 48.0)
NF222 12 23.6 to 25.1 18 37.9 32.2 90 (10) 2 (1; 50) 24 ± 5.5 (9; 47) 112 ± 32.9 (4; 70) 120 ± 44.6 (3; 81) 190 (63; 43.8)
NK91 12 20.9 to 24.7 17 33.6 32.4 74 (19) 6 (1; 33) 19 ± 3.8 (14; 40) 80 ± 19.4 (7; 71) 90 ± 36.9 (4; 75) 248 (84; 47.2)
NK430 11 22.1 to 22.3 17 33.6 31.3 78 (9) 17 (1; 59) 39 ± 9.9 (7; 31) 295 ± 61.3 (6; 42) 335 ± 114.8 (4; 72) 583 (63; 56.9)
  1. Population specific parameters for age and body size at the onset of nuptial coloration (a), age of first spawning with male and female size (b), proportion of experimental females that spawned at age of three weeks (%, with sample size in parentheses) (c), mean ± s.e.m. number of eggs (with sample size and fertilization success (%) in parentheses) (d) and maximum fecundity (number of eggs, with age and female size in brackets) (e).