Biggest litter [Shark | Viviparous]
Last updated: October 1, 2017 at 15:12 pm
The blue shark (Prionace glauca) has litters up to 135 pups. Viviparous sharks, including the blue shark, give birth to live young. After birth, the mother does not nurse or care for her young, which must fend for themselves.
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