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Courtship and Reproduction

Courtship and Reproduction

(p.265) Chapter 11 Courtship and Reproduction
The Biology of Sharks and Rays
A. Peter Klimley
University of Chicago Press

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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