Reproduction of Prionace glauca
Document source: http://www.fishbase.se/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=898&GenusName=Prionace&SpeciesName=glauca&fc=11&StockCode=914
 
Main Ref. Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen, 1966
Mode dioecism
Fertilization internal (oviduct)
Mating type
Spawning frequency
Spawning aggregation Ref.  
Batch spawner Ref.  
Reproductive guild bearers
internal live bearers
Parental Care
Description of life cycle and mating behavior Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205). Viviparous (Ref. 26281), placental (Ref. 50449); 4-63 young in a litter (Ref. 9997); 4-135 (usually 15-30) pups (Ref.58048), about 35-44 cm at birth. Gestation period ranges from 9 to 12 months (Ref. 244). Sexual dimorphism is evident in skin thickness of maturing and adult females (Ref. 49562). Females have thicker skin layer than males of the same size (Ref. 49562).
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Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 03.14.96
Modified by Wiethüchter, Anita on 02.15.08
Checked by Torres, Armi G. on 03.14.96
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