Largest fish egg

Last updated: February 14, 2020 at 5:00 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.

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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