The reproductive cycle of the roundel skate Raja texana

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Abstract

The reproductive cycle of Raja texana was determined from 63 females (510–630 mm total length, LT) and 81 males (355–546 mm LT) collected from the Gulf of Mexico. The results, based on follicle size, mature spermatocysts and gonadosomatic index (IG) suggests year-round reproductive activity.

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