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

  • Shoou-Jeng Joung
  • Che-Tsung Chen
  • Eugenie Clark
  • Senzo Uchida
  • William Y. P. Huang
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Key words

Rhincodontidae Sizes of embryos Egg cases Reproductive anatomy Obligate lecithotrophic livebearer Ovoviviparity Lecithotrophic viviparity Elasmobranch 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shoou-Jeng Joung
    • 1
  • Che-Tsung Chen
    • 1
  • Eugenie Clark
    • 2
  • Senzo Uchida
    • 3
  • William Y. P. Huang
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Fishery ScienceNational Taiwan Ocean UniversityKeelung, TaiwanRepublic of China
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkU.S.A.
  3. 3.Okinawa Expo Aquarium, Motobu-Cho, Okinawa PrefectureJapan
  4. 4.R.O.C. Game Fish AssociationTaipei, TaiwanRepublic of China

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