Observations on the breeding and development of some sharks

Devadoss, P (1988) Observations on the breeding and development of some sharks. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 30 (1&2). pp. 121-131.



Size at maturty, developmental stages and breeding seasons of five sharks from the Portonovo Coast are described. A maximum of twenty embryos with an average of twelve embryos of Sphyrna blochii have been collected. The relationship between the number of embryos and the total length of the mothers was also worked out. The other sharks studied for the breeding habits were S. lewini, Rhizoprionodon acutus, Carcharhinm Itmbatus and C. sorrah. All these have a developed placental system for nourishing their developing embryos in the uterus.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:sharks; breeding
Subjects:Elasmobranch Fisheries
Fish and Fisheries > Fish breeding
Demersal Fisheries > Shark fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:1087
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:17 Jun 2010 09:17
Last Modified:17 Jun 2010 09:17
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