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Gametogenic cycle of Ophioderma januarii, a common Ophiodermatidae (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) in southeastern Brazil

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Autor(es):
Borges, Michela [1] ; Yokoyama, Leonardo Q. [2] ; Amaral, Antonia C. Z. [2]
Número total de Autores: 3
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Museu Zool, Inst Biol, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, Lab Biol Marinha, Dept Zool, Inst Biol, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Zoologia; v. 26, n. 1, p. 118-126, 2009.
Área do conhecimento: Ciências Exatas e da Terra - Oceanografia
Citações Web of Science: 6
Assunto(s):Biodiversidade   Reprodução animal   Gametogênese   Ophiuroidea
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This study describes the gametogenic cycle of Ophioderma januarii Lütken, 1856, a common species of ophiuroid in Southeastern Brazil. The specimens were collected during the project "Biodiversidade Bêntica Marinha no Estado de São Paulo-BIOTA/FAPESP-Bentos Marinho" (Marine benthic biodiversity in the State of São Paulo-BIOTA/ Fapesp-Marine Benthos) which was conducted off the northern coast of the state of São Paulo. Specimens were captured monthly between February 2001 and December 2002. Due to the low number of individuals the monthly data was grouped in seasons (spring to winter). A total of 101 specimens were obtained: 33 in spring, 10 in summer, 23 in autumn, and 35 in winter. The gonads of eighty-eight individuals (45 females, 42 males, and one hermaphrodite) were analyzed histologically. The male and female gametogenic cycles were classified into five different gonadal stages, which were analyzed separately. The reproductive pattern could be defined through histological analyses of male and female gonads, together with oocyte diameter frequency. Some general conclusions could also be reached: this is a gonochoric species that reproduces year-round but increases its gonadal activity during summer; based on the size of its mature oocytes, it has lecithotrophic development. Apparently, its recruitment is enhanced in late summer, and smaller individuals are more frequent during autumn and winter. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 02/04298-0 - Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea do Norte do estado de São Paulo
Beneficiário:Michela Borges
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado