Reproduction of Carcharhinus plumbeus
Document source: http://www.fishbase.org/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=880&GenusName=Carcharhinus&SpeciesName=plumbeus&fc=11&StockCode=896
 
Main Ref. Castro, J.I., 1993
Mode dioecism
Fertilization internal (oviduct)
Mating type
Spawning frequency variable throughout range
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild bearers
internal live bearers
Parental Care
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Viviparous (Ref. 26281), placental (Ref. 50449), 1-14 pups in a litter; 56-75 cm at birth (Ref. 2334); gestation period of 12 months (Ref.58048). Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205). Sexual dimorphism is evident in the thicker skin layer of maturing and adult females (Ref. 49562). This thickened skin may serve as protection from the 'bites' the female species receive from the males during precopulation and in the rugged conditions of the rock and coral environment where they live (Ref. 49562). Pups are born from Feb. to April in Northeastern Taiwan (Ref. 37027).
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Entered by Torres, Armi G. on 12.08.94
Modified by Luna, Susan M. on 02.24.11
Checked by Froese, Rainer on 02.22.99
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