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Studies on fish reproduction and early development are important to establish measures of conservation of ichthyofauna and to develop fish farming with native species. This chapter addresses the parameters of reproductive biology and embryogenesis of fish from the São Francisco and Grande River basins, Brazil. The size of sexual maturation, the breeding season, gonadal maturation, spawning type, egg adhesiveness, fecundity, egg size, and the times of blastopore closure and hatching are compared in different Characiformes, Siluriformes, and Perciformes fish species. The data presented here were obtained from 1990 to 2018 by the following research groups: Fish Reproduction of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and Ecology and Conservation of Freshwater Resources of the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC-Minas). These data are the result of several research projects developed in collaboration with undergraduate and graduate students, which contributed greatly to improving the knowledge of neotropical fish biology.