Reproduction in Holothuria (mertensiothuria) leucospilota (Brandt) from Anjuna, Goa

Jayasree, V and Bhavanarayana, P V (1994) Reproduction in Holothuria (mertensiothuria) leucospilota (Brandt) from Anjuna, Goa. CMFRI Bulletin, 46. pp. 57-62.


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Holothuria (Mertensiothuria) leucospilota spawns more than once in a year i.e. during the postmonsoon (October to January) and in monsoon periods (June to September). An increase in the gonad index is observed during September and December 1985 and again during April and May 1986. The macroscopic and microscopic features of gonads have been described. The tubules are found to be longer and narrower in males when compared to the females. The ripe oocytes measured upto 220 |i. The spiawning of Holothuria (Mertensiothuria) leucospilota appeared to be influenced by low temperature and salinity. The relationships between the gonad index, temperature and salinity are not significant during the study period.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reproduction; Holothuria (mertensiothuria) leucospilota; Anjuna; Goa
Subjects: Echinoderms > Seacucumber
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2010 09:48
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:19

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