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Protogynous hermaphroditism in Chrysoblephus laticeps (Cuvier) and C. cristiceps (Cuvier) (Pisces:Sparidae)


Buxton, CD, Protogynous hermaphroditism in Chrysoblephus laticeps (Cuvier) and C. cristiceps (Cuvier) (Pisces:Sparidae) , South African Journal of Zoology, 24, (3) pp. 212 - 216. ISSN 0254-1858 (1989) [Refereed Article]

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A histological study of the gonads of two sparid fishes, Chrysoblephus laticeps and C. cristiceps showed that these species are protogynous hermaphrodites. Both species are also monandric in which all males are derived from functional females. Intersexual individuals were restricted to a narrow size range between females and males, and no evidence for simultaneous hermaphroditism was found. Similar to other sparids, the development of the ovary and testis was delimited by a connective tissue layer.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fisheries sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Buxton, CD (Professor Colin Buxton)
ID Code:49223
Year Published:1989
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:TAFI - Marine Research Laboratory
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2010-01-19
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