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Mating behaviour in the penaeid shrimp Penaeus vannamei

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Mating behaviour of Penaeus vannamei was observed during January, 1986. Mating behaviour was divided into four phases: (1) approach, (2) crawling, (3) chasing, and (4) mating. Male mating and spermatophore transfer to the mature female take place at intermolt stage C4. The glutinous spermatophore emitted from the male can be transferred onto the female open thelycum during the ventralto-ventral position in mating in P. vannamei. Though male P. vannamei often chase males or immature females with undeveloped ovaries, no males were ever mated and mating only occurred in females with ripe ovaries.

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Yano, I., Kanna, R.A., Oyama, R.N. et al. Mating behaviour in the penaeid shrimp Penaeus vannamei . Mar. Biol. 97, 171–175 (1988). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00391299

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Keywords

  • Male Mating
  • Mature Female
  • Mating Behaviour
  • Immature Female
  • Penaeid Shrimp