Environmental Biology of Fishes

, Volume 46, Issue 3, pp 219–223

The whale shark, Rhincodon typus, is a livebearer: 300 embryos found in one ‘megamamma’ supreme

Authors

  • Shoou-Jeng Joung
    • Department of Fishery ScienceNational Taiwan Ocean University
  • Che-Tsung Chen
    • Department of Fishery ScienceNational Taiwan Ocean University
  • Eugenie Clark
    • Department of ZoologyUniversity of Maryland
  • Senzo Uchida
    • Okinawa Expo Aquarium, Motobu-Cho, Okinawa Prefecture
  • William Y. P. Huang
    • R.O.C. Game Fish Association
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00004997

Cite this article as:
Joung, S., Chen, C., Clark, E. et al. Environ Biol Fish (1996) 46: 219. doi:10.1007/BF00004997

Key words

RhincodontidaeSizes of embryosEgg casesReproductive anatomyObligate lecithotrophic livebearerOvoviviparityLecithotrophic viviparityElasmobranch
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