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Information from a pregnant salmon shark Lamna ditropis in the eastern North Pacific with observations on oophagous reproduction

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A pregnant salmon shark Lamna ditropis, captured in Alaska in December 2006, held two male and two female oophagous embryos (two per uterus) nourished by a single large 7ยท5 kg ovary. This discovery provides new data and insights into reproduction of the species and new perspective on the genus Lamna.

Keywords: Lamna ditropis; eastern North Pacific; salmon shark

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: School of Aquatic and Fishery Science, University of Washington, Box 3555020, Seattle, WA 98195, U.S.A. 2: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 3298 Douglas Place, Homer, AK 99603, U.S.A.

Publication date: 2008-08-01

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