Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 50, Issue 4, pp 321–329 | Cite as

The state of gonads of resident sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka from the Tolmachev Reservoir

  • E. D. Pavlov
  • E. V. Mikodina
  • M. A. Sedova
  • N. G. Emel’yanova
  • G. N. Markevich


Morphology of gonads and structure of sex cells in females and males of the resident sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka—kokanee—from Tolmachevskoe Reservoir are investigated. Anomalies in structure of sex cells and structure of oocytes are found. Partial or mass resorpbion of cells in the ovaries of males and testes of males is found, leading to sterility of gonads. The relationship between anomalies found in structure of the sex system of kokanee, changes in biological parameters of fish and the increase of the population abundance is discussed.

Key words

sockeye salmon kokanee histology gonads anomalies Kamchatka 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. D. Pavlov
    • 1
  • E. V. Mikodina
    • 1
  • M. A. Sedova
    • 1
  • N. G. Emel’yanova
    • 2
  • G. N. Markevich
    • 2
  1. 1.Federal Research Institute of Fishery and Oceanography (VNIRO)MoscowRussia
  2. 2.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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