Reproduction of Taeniura lymma
Document source: http://www.fishbase.org/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=5399&StockCode=5658
 
Main Ref. Compagno, L.J.V., D.A. Ebert and M.J. Smale, 1989
Mode dioecism
Fertilization internal (oviduct)
Spawning frequency
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild bearers
internal live bearers
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Exhibit ovoviparity (aplacental viviparity), with embryos feeding initially on yolk, then receiving additional nourishment from the mother by indirect absorption of uterine fluid enriched with mucus, fat or protein through specialised structures (Ref. 50449). Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205). Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205). Bears up to 7 young (Ref. 5578, 12951).
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Entered by Garilao, Cristina V. on 10.08.98
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 02.25.04
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