Reproductive periodicity and morphometry of Hippopus hippopus and Tridaca crocea

Shelley, C.C., and Southgate, P.C. (1988) Reproductive periodicity and morphometry of Hippopus hippopus and Tridaca crocea. In: Copland, J.W., and Lucas, J.S., (eds.) Giant Clams in Asia and the Pacific. ACIAR Monograph Series, 9 . Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra, ACT, Australia, pp. 86-88.

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Reproductive periodicity of Hippopus hippopus and Tridacna crocea was examined using a gonad index. Both species showed an annual periodicity. A spawning season extending over several months was indicated for H. hippopus, whereas T. crocea appeared to have a more restricted spawning period. Seasonal changes in the external appearance of the gonads of both species are described. The morphometric relationships between wet mass, dry mass, shell length and shell mass are presented.

Item ID: 33951
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-949511-70-6
Funders: Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan, ACIAR
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2015 05:21
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0608 Zoology > 060803 Animal Developmental and Reproductive Biology @ 80%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0608 Zoology > 060807 Animal Structure and Function @ 20%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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