Reproduction of Megachasma pelagios
Document source: http://www.fishbase.org/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=5909&StockCode=6218
 
Main Ref. Castro, J.I., E. Clark, K. Yano and K. Nakaya, 1997
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 on other ova produced by the mother (oophagy) after the yolk sac is absorbed (Ref. 50449). Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205). Size at birth <177 cm (Ref. 85838).
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(e.g. 9948)
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Entered by Alava, Moonyeen Nida R. on 07.09.03
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 01.04.11
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