Biggest litter [Shark | Viviparous]

Last updated: February 21, 2019 at 4:48 am

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.

Castro, J. I. 2011. The Sharks of North America. Oxford University Press, New York, New York, USA.
Gubanov Y. & Grigor’yev, V.M. 1975. Observations on the distribution and biology of the blue shark Prionace glauca, (Charcharhinidae) of the Indian Ocean. Journal of lchthyology 15: 37-43.

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