Reproduction of Isistius brasiliensis
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Main Ref. Compagno, L.J.V., 1984
Mode dioecism
Fertilization internal (oviduct)
Spawning frequency
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild bearers
internal live bearers
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).
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Entered by Garilao, Cristina V. on 07.15.98
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 01.04.05
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