A comparison of the structure of the spermatozoa and spermatogenesis of 16 species of patellid limpet (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Archaeogastropoda).

@article{Hodgson1988ACO,
  title={A comparison of the structure of the spermatozoa and spermatogenesis of 16 species of patellid limpet (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Archaeogastropoda).},
  author={Alan N. Hodgson and Ric T. F. Bernard},
  journal={Journal of morphology},
  year={1988},
  volume={195 2},
  pages={
          205-223
        }
}
Light and transmission electron microscopy of the spermatozoa and spermatogenesis of 16 species (in three genera, Patella, Helcion, Cellana) of patellid limpet have shown that head lengths of the sperm range from 3 to 13 μm, and each species has a sperm with a unique morphology, indicating that the spermatozoa can be used as a taxonomic character. Although spermatozoon structure is species specific, five types can be recognized, based on the size, shape, and structure of the nucleus and… CONTINUE READING