Reproduction of Squalus mitsukurii
Document source: http://fishbase.sinica.edu.tw/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=713&GenusName=Squalus&SpeciesName=mitsukurii&fc=13&StockCode=729
 
Main Ref. Compagno, L.J.V., 1984
Mode dioecism
Fertilization internal (oviduct)
Mating type
Spawning frequency
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild bearers
internal live bearers
Parental Care maternal
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Ovoviviparous. Probably has 4 to 9 young per litter, most births in autumn, off the east coast of South Africa. There might be a gestation period of up to two years, and sexual segregation of females in the southern part of its range. Size at birth about 22 to 26 cm.
Search for more references on reproduction Scirus
(e.g. 9948)
( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 02.02.94
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 06.02.16
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