Long-term sperm storage in the brownbanded bamboo shark
Published online on 28. December 2014
Long-term sperm storage in the brownbanded bamboo shark Chiloscyllium punctatum
M. A. Bernal, N. L. Sinai, C. Rocha, M. R. Gaither, F. Dunker, L. A. Rocha
This study investigated the birth of a brownbanded bamboo shark Chiloscyllium punctatum at the Steinhart Aquarium. Genetic analyses suggest this is the longest documented case of sperm storage for any species of shark (45 months).
Journal of Fish Biology. doi: 10.1111/jfb.12606