Mating in the gastropod mollusk Aeolidia papillosa: behavior and anatomy

  title={Mating in the gastropod mollusk Aeolidia papillosa: behavior and anatomy},
  author={Alison J. Longley and R. Longley},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Zoology},
  • Alison J. Longley, R. Longley
  • Published 1984
  • Biology
  • Canadian Journal of Zoology
  • Mating behavior and related reproductive anatomy were studied in the hermaphroditic gastropod Aeolidia papillosa. This species is androdiaulic, not triaulic as previously reported, since one duct serves for both egg laying and sperm reception. Aeolidia papillosa is unusual among the larger opisthobranchs in that its mating is of short duration and can be readily elicited in the laboratory. The form and continuity of the mating sequence appears to be mediated by sensory input, with mouth contact… CONTINUE READING
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