Reproduction of Sphyrna lewini
Document source: http://www.fishbase.org/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=912&StockCode=928
 
Main Ref. Castro, J.I., 1993
Mode dioecism
Fertilization internal (oviduct)
Spawning frequency
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild bearers
internal live bearers
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Viviparous, placental (Ref. 50449), with 13-23 in a litter (Ref. 6871); 12-41 pups after a gestation period of 9-10 months (Ref.58048). Size at birth 45-50 cm TL (Ref. 13562); 39-57 cm TL (Ref.58048).
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(e.g. 9948)
( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G. on 12.08.94
Modified by Wiethüchter, Anita on 02.15.08
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