Skip to main content

Free Content Secondary Sex Characters in Coelopleurus Floridanus A. Agassiz, 1872 (Echinodermata: Echinoidea)

Download Article:
 Download
(PDF 998.3 kb)
 
Male specimens of Coelopleurus floridanus have tubular genital papillae which are conspicuous during spawning. Papillae are also visible in live, alcohol-preserved, and dried specimens. Females have small, inconspicuous, conical papillae. No other external differences between males and females of this species were found, and no secondary sex characters of this nature were found in any other genera in the Order Arbacioida. This is apparently the first record of dimorphic genital papillae in a deep-sea regular echinoid. A survey for dimorphic papillae in some other deep-sea regular echinoids was negative.

2 References.

No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Short Communication

Publication date: 01 October 1979

More about this publication?
  • The Bulletin of Marine Science is dedicated to the dissemination of high quality research from the world's oceans. All aspects of marine science are treated by the Bulletin of Marine Science, including papers in marine biology, biological oceanography, fisheries, marine affairs, applied marine physics, marine geology and geophysics, marine and atmospheric chemistry, and meteorology and physical oceanography.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more