Largest fish egg

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Largest fish egg

Last updated: October 10, 2017 at 4:39 am

Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) – An egg recovered by fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico in 1953 measured 30.5 x 14 x 8.9 cm (12 x 5.5 x 3.5 in). The live embryo was 35 cm (13.8 in) long. The whale shark is also the world’s largest fish.

SOURCE:
Baughman, J.L. 1955. The oviparity of the whale shark, Rhincodon typus, with records of this and other fishes in Texas waters. Copeia, 1955 (1): 54–55

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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.

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