Reproduction of Etmopterus viator
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Main Ref. Straube, N., G. Duhamel, N. Gasco, J. Kriwet and U.K. Schliewen, 2011
Fertilization internal (oviduct)
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Parental Care
Description of life cycle and mating behavior E. viator is ovoviviparous and gives birth to 2-10 pups per litter. Maturity is reached at approximately 50 cm TL in females and 46 cm TL in males (Duhamel et al., 2005). Males are on average smaller than females, adult females reach at least 58 cm TL, adult males approximately 50 cm TL (Ref. 87779).
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Entered by Busson, Frédéric on 09.01.11
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