Not all ctenophores are hermaphrodites. Studies on the systematics, distribution, sexuality and development of two species of Ocyropsis

@article{Harbison1986NotAC,
  title={Not all ctenophores are hermaphrodites. Studies on the systematics, distribution, sexuality and development of two species of Ocyropsis},
  author={G. Harbison and R. Miller},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  year={1986},
  volume={90},
  pages={413-424}
}
The lobate ctenophores Ocyropsis maculata and O. crystallina are not simultaneous hermaphrodites, based on morphological, histological and experimental evidence. Sex ratios in populations, sex ratios of size classes within populations, and average sizes of males and females support the hypothesis that both species are dioecious, rather than sequential hermaphrodites. We have divided each species into two subspecies, based on morphology and geographic distribution. Preliminary evidence suggests… Expand
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