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Reproductive biology of Sepietta oweniana (Pfeffer, 1908) (Sepiolidae: Cephalopoda) in the Aegean Sea
A. Salman

It is stated that S. oweniana, one of the well-known taxa of the family Sepiolidae, has a wide distribution throughout the Aegean Sea. In this study 805 specimens were collected, and the gonad stages of both sexes and the seasonal gonado-somatic index value were examined. It was observed that the spawning period of S. oweniana covers the whole year with two maxima in April-May and October-November. No discernible difference in length frequencies of males and females was observed. The reproductive biology parameters of the specimens were compared with those observed in other seas.

Contents of this volume Sci. Mar. 62(4) : 379-383 Back PDF
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