Maturity index validation in the white-spotted skate Bathyraja albomaculata, from the Falkland Islands

A. C. Henderson, A. I. Arkhipkin

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Abstract

The reproductive systems of 39 male and 54 female Bathyraja albomaculata were assessed microscopically and compared with macroscopic maturity index values assigned by scientific observers. Inconsistencies were limited to developing maturity stages in both sexes, but such discrepancies were attributed to different factors depending on sex. Furthermore, while spermatozoa were observed in the oviducal gland of females, they do not appear to accommodate long-term sperm storage in this species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1015-1018
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Volume90
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • elasmobranchs
  • fishery
  • histology
  • Rajidae
  • reproduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science

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