Reproduction of Carcharhinus limbatus
Document source: http://fishbase.mnhn.fr/Reproduction/FishReproSummary.php?ID=874&GenusName=Carcharhinus&SpeciesName=limbatus&fc=11&StockCode=890
 
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, with a yolk-sac placenta, 1 to 10 young per litter. Gestation period is 10 to 12 months. Nursery and pupping grounds are located inshore where pregnant females go to drop their young. Females are thought to spawn only every two years. Size at birth 38-72 cm (Ref. 244); 55-66 cm TL (Ref.58048).
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Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 04.05.94
Modified by Wiethüchter, Anita on 02.13.08
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