Reproduction and cycle of gonadal development in the Mediterranean gorgonian Paramuricea clavata

@article{Coma1995ReproductionAC,
  title={Reproduction and cycle of gonadal development in the Mediterranean gorgonian Paramuricea clavata},
  author={R. Coma and M. Ribes and M. Zabala and J. Gili},
  journal={Marine Ecology Progress Series},
  year={1995},
  volume={117},
  pages={173-183}
}
Paramuricea clavata (Risso, 1826) is a typical gorqonian species of sublittoral communities found on rocky substrates in the Mediterranean Sea. The reproductive biology of this species was studied from 1990 to 1992 off the Medes Islands (northwestern Mediterranean). P. clavata is dioecious. The sex ratio was 1:l. Oogenesis lasted 13 and 18 mo, beginning between February and July and culminating in the release of 13 (SD = 2.2) mature eggs per polyp during the summer (June to July) of the… Expand

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