Plasma steroid hormone profiles and reproductive biology of the epaulette shark, Hemiscyllium ocellatum.

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Examination of the reproductive biology of the oviparous epaulette shark, Hemiscyllium ocellatum, was conducted on a wild population. Male sharks were found to reach maturity at between 55-60 cm total length (TL) and female sharks mature around 55 cm TL. Blood samples collected from mature male and female sharks were analyzed for sex steroid hormones to… (More)

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@article{Heupel1999PlasmaSH, title={Plasma steroid hormone profiles and reproductive biology of the epaulette shark, Hemiscyllium ocellatum.}, author={Michelle. R. Heupel and Joan Margaret Whittier and Murray Bennett}, journal={The Journal of experimental zoology}, year={1999}, volume={284 5}, pages={586-94} }