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


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.


Histological Classification Spanish Coast Gametogenic Cycle Gametogenic Development Annual 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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