Of the Tropical Sea Cucumber , Actinopyga Mauritiana ( Echinodermata : Holothuroidea ) , in Guam

Abstract

The reproductive biology of the aspidochirote holothurian Actinopyga mauritiana was studied through 1988 and 1989. A gonadal index (gonad wt/drained body wt) was the best measure of reproductive readiness, reaching peaks of up to 23% in spring and summer months, with peaks occurring at slightly different times in the 2-yr study. Well developed oocytes and… (More)

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