Reproduction and development of common species of peanut worms (Sipuncula) from the Sea of Japan

Reproduction and development of common species of peanut worms (Sipuncula) from the Sea of Japan This study deals with the reproduction and development of the most common species of peanut worms from the Sea of Japan: Thysanocardia nigra, Themiste pyroides, and Phascolosoma agassizii. Data on the time of reproduction and larval settlement and the distribution of these species in Peter the Great Bay are provided. The peculiarities of gametogenesis, spawning, and embryonic, larval, and postlarval development are described. The reproductive biology of representatives of these species from the western and eastern Pacific is examined in a comparative aspect. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Marine Biology Springer Journals

Reproduction and development of common species of peanut worms (Sipuncula) from the Sea of Japan

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Publisher
SP MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 by Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
Subject
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology
ISSN
1063-0740
eISSN
1608-3377
D.O.I.
10.1134/S1063074010010013
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Abstract

This study deals with the reproduction and development of the most common species of peanut worms from the Sea of Japan: Thysanocardia nigra, Themiste pyroides, and Phascolosoma agassizii. Data on the time of reproduction and larval settlement and the distribution of these species in Peter the Great Bay are provided. The peculiarities of gametogenesis, spawning, and embryonic, larval, and postlarval development are described. The reproductive biology of representatives of these species from the western and eastern Pacific is examined in a comparative aspect.

Journal

Russian Journal of Marine BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Apr 7, 2010

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