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1 August 2000 Notes on Reproduction in the Southern Stingray, Dasyatis americana (Chondrichthyes: Dasyatidae), in a Captive Environment
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Aspects of the reproductive biology of the Southern Stingray, Dasyatis americana, were determined from five captive adult females and their offspring. Mean size and weight of the neonates were 238.0 ± 1.6 mm disc width and 505.9 ± 10.7 g, respectively. Litter size (n = 47), which ranged from two to 10, averaged 4.2 ± 0.3 and varied directly with maternal size and indirectly with size and weight of neonates. Gestation (n = 47) ranged from 135 days to 226 days with a mean of 175.4 ± 4.1 days.

The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Alan D. Henningsen "Notes on Reproduction in the Southern Stingray, Dasyatis americana (Chondrichthyes: Dasyatidae), in a Captive Environment," Copeia 2000(3), 826-828, (1 August 2000). https://doi.org/10.1643/0045-8511(2000)000[0826:NORITS]2.0.CO;2
Accepted: 16 November 1999; Published: 1 August 2000
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