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Courtship and Reproduction

Courtship and Reproduction

Chapter:
(p.265) Chapter 11 Courtship and Reproduction
Source:
The Biology of Sharks and Rays
Author(s):
A. Peter Klimley
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226923086.003.0011

This chapter discusses the courtship behavior and reproductive biology of sharks and rays. It covers the spermatogenesis and sexual maturation of male sharks and rays; sexual maturation and embryonic development of female sharks and rays; the reproductive cycle; courtship and copulation; and promiscuity and multiple paternity.

Keywords:   sharks, rays, reproductive biology, sexual maturation, spermatogenesis, embryonic development, copulation

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