Seasonal variability in gonad development in the sea urchin (Paracentrotus lividus) on the Basque coast (southeastern Bay of Biscay).

Abstract

The main limiting factor to carrying out toxicological bioassays with sea urchin larvae is the restricted period for the availability of viable gametes. Although studies have been undertaken of the reproductive cycle of the sea urchin for several areas of the Bay of Biscay, only limited information exists for the southeasternmost area (the Basque coast… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2010.02.023

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