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Direct observations of protandrous sex change in the patellid limpet Patella vulgata

Le Quesne, W.J.F. and Hawkins, S.J. (2006) Direct observations of protandrous sex change in the patellid limpet Patella vulgata Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 86, (1), pp. 161-162. (doi:10.1017/S0025315406012975).

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Abstract

Direct observations of sex change were made on Patella vulgata, which has long been considered a protandrous hermaphrodite based on indirect methods. Thirty per cent of the male limpets that were marked during the spawning season in 2003 here female when they were re-examined during the spawning season in 2004. This confirms that protandry does occur within the superfamily Patellidae

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Published date: 12 January 2006

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Local EPrints ID: 56848
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/56848
ISSN: 0025-3154
PURE UUID: 091e6a48-f35e-4cac-9c18-13714a9b202f

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Date deposited: 06 Aug 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:30

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