Marine Biology

, Volume 120, Issue 4, pp 553–560 | Cite as

Gametogenesis of Pollicipes cornucopia (Cirripedia: Scalpellomorpha) in north-west Spain

  • J. Molares
  • F. Tilves
  • R. Quintana
  • S. Rodríguez
  • C. Pascual
Article

Abstract

The gametogenesis and gonad microanatomy of the stalked barnacle Pollicipes cornucopia (Leach) is described. An histological classification of gametogenic development is proposed for the firt time for a species of the Cirripedia. This species has an annual gametogenic cycle on the north-west Spanish coast. Spawning takes place mainly from March to September. Ovaries release gametes at least twice during the gametogenic cycle.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Molares
    • 1
  • F. Tilves
    • 2
  • R. Quintana
    • 2
  • S. Rodríguez
    • 2
  • C. Pascual
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Investigacións MariñasXunta de GaliciaVillagarcíaSpain
  2. 2.Laboratorio de Tecnología de Productos Pesqueros, Departmento de Biología AnimalUniversidad de Santiago de CompostelaSantiago de CompostelaSpain

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