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A histological study of the accessory reproductive organs of female Loligo forbesi (Cephalopoda: Loliginidae)
Article first published online: 14 MAY 2009
1992 The Zoological Society of London
Journal of Zoology
Volume 226, Issue 3, pages 469–490, March 1992
How to Cite
Lum-Kong, A. (1992), A histological study of the accessory reproductive organs of female Loligo forbesi (Cephalopoda: Loliginidae). Journal of Zoology, 226: 469–490. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1992.tb07493.x
- Issue published online: 14 MAY 2009
- Article first published online: 14 MAY 2009
- (Accepted 12 February 1991)
In Loligo forbesi Steenstrup, the female reproductive system consists of the ovary and accessory reproductive organs which include the oviducal gland, the nidamental gland, the accessory nidamental gland and seminal receptacle. Histological studies were made on the accessory reproductive organs of female L. forbesi. The various changes observed during maturation are described and the functional significance discussed. The secretions produced by the oviducal gland and nidamental gland apparently form the egg coats. The seminal receptacle serves to store spermatozoa after mating. The function of the accessory nidamental gland is unknown.