Sperm storage in Spermathecae of the great lamper eel, Amphiuma tridactylum (Caudata: Amphiumidae).

@article{Sever1996SpermSI,
  title={Sperm storage in Spermathecae of the great lamper eel, Amphiuma tridactylum (Caudata: Amphiumidae).},
  author={David M. Sever and J. Sean Doody and Courtney A Reddish and Michelle M Wenner and Don R Church},
  journal={Journal of morphology},
  year={1996},
  volume={230 1},
  pages={79-97}
}
The spermathecae of ten female Amphiuma tridactylum were examined by light and electron microscopy during the presumed mating and ovipository seasons (March-August) in Louisiana. Spermathecae were simple tubuloalveolar glands in the dorsal wall of the cloaca. Six of the ten specimens were vitellogenic, and all of these specimens contained sperm in their spermathecae and had secretory activity in the spermathecal epithelium. Two nonvitellogenic females also had sperm in their spermathecae and… CONTINUE READING

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