Reproduction of Carcharodon carcharias
Document source: http://www.fishbase.org/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=751&StockCode=767
 
Main Ref. Gilmore, R.G., 1993
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). Up to 10, possibly 14 young born at 120-150 cm (Ref. 26346). Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205). Male and female may swim in parallel while copulating (Ref. 28042, 49562).
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Entered by Torres, Armi G. on 12.08.94
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 05.18.04
Checked by Froese, Rainer on 11.06.98
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