Reproduction of Rhincodon typus
Document source: http://www.fishbase.org/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=2081&StockCode=2276
 
Main Ref. Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen, 1966
Mode dioecism
Fertilization internal (oviduct)
Spawning frequency
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild bearers
internal live bearers
Parental Care
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 35465). Embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449). Late term embryos shed their egg case within the uterus at a size of 58 to 64 cm TL (ovovivipary). The smallest free-living species are from 55-56 cm long, the smallest of which had an umbilical scar. A pregnant female has recently been found with 300 embryos, the largest of which were 58-64 cm (Refs. 26346, 35678).
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Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 02.09.94
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 02.04.04
Checked by Froese, Rainer on 09.19.00
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