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Reproductive biology of female Rikuzen sole (Dexistes rikuzenius)

  title={Reproductive biology of female Rikuzen sole (Dexistes rikuzenius)},
  author={Y. Narimatsu and D. Kitagawa and T. Hattori and H. Onodera},
  • Y. Narimatsu, D. Kitagawa, +1 author H. Onodera
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • The annual ovarian cycle, mode of maturation, age at maturity, and potential fecundity of female Rikuzen sole (Dexistes rikuzenius) from the North Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan were studied by 1) histological examination of the gonads, 2) measurement and observation of the oocytes, and 3) by otolith aging. The results indicated that ovulation occurs from September to December and peaks between September and October. Vitellogenesis began again soon after the end of the current season… CONTINUE READING
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