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Fecundity of Carcharhinus leucas
Main Ref: Compagno, L.J.V., 1984
Country:  
Locality: Western Atlantic
Ecosystem:
Absolute Fecundity Fecundity Type: 
  min   1 (g) (cm)   Ref: Smith, S.W., D.W. Au and C. Show, 1998
  max   13 (g) (cm)  
  mean     (g) (cm)  
Comments on Fecundity: In a litter.
Relative Fecundity
Min: Ref.:
Mean: Ref.:
Max: Ref.:
Fecundity/length relationship ( F = a * L ^b):
  Size: (cm)  
  n:
  a: 95% confidence limit:  
  b: 95% confidence limit:  
  r2:  
Spawning Cycles: 0.5 (1/y)   Ref: Frisk, M.G., T.J. Miller and N.K. Dulvy, 2004
Comments: Viviparous with a yolk-sac placenta; in the Western North Atlantic off Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, and off South Africa young are born in late spring or early summer; off Nicaragua females may have young throughout the year with a peak in spring and early summer; estimated gestation period is 10 to 11 months; size at birth between 56 and 81 cm. In a litter.
Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 04.04.94
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 11.05.06
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 05.03.96
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