Exhibit ovoviparity (aplacental viviparity), with embryos feeding on other ova produced by the mother (oophagy) after the yolk sac is absorbed (Ref. 50449). With up to 18 young in a litter (Ref. 26346). Gives birth to litters of 4-25 (usually 10-18) pups after a gestation period of 15-18 months; reproduces every 3 years (Ref.58048). Size at birth between 60 and 70 cm (Ref. 247). Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205).
- Gilmore, R.G. 1993 Reproductive biology of lamnoid sharks. Environ. Biol. Fish. 38(1/3):95-114. (Ref. 8614) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=8614&speccode=2534
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