Reproduction of Isistius brasiliensis
Document source:
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
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Presumably ovoviviparous; 6 or 7 large eggs have been found in ovaries (Ref. 247). Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205). Viviparous, without a yolk sac placenta, 6-12 young per litter. Males mature at about 36 cm, with a maximum length of 42 cm; females mature at 39 cm, with a maximum length of 56 cm. Size at birth is unknown. (Ref. 48844).
Search for more references on reproduction Scirus
(e.g. 9948)
( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V. on 07.15.98
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 01.04.05
Comments & Corrections
Sign our Guest Book
Back to Search

Publish in our journal partner Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria the results of your primary research on fishes about growth, weight-length relationships, reproduction (maturity, fecundity, spawning), food and diet composition, introductions and range extensions for faster subsequent entry in (2016 impact factor: 0.670).

cfm script by eagbayani, 21/08/01 ,  php script by rolavides, 11/02/08 ,  last modified by sortiz, 09/06/17