In some females, large oocytes also release eggs at other times of year.
They typically can release fertilizable eggs from the time of puberty until their late 40s or early 50s.
After the menopause, women are no longer able to bear children, as their ovaries stop releasing eggs.
They work in the same way as the body's own hormones, triggering the ovaries to release eggs.
The menopause starts when the ovaries stop releasing eggs every month.
Each female releases eggs in batches every 3 to 5 days for approximately 1 month.
The females release yellow eggs which are fertilized in the water column.
He found that they released more eggs and became densely populated.