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Free Content Sex ratios and the occurrence of hermaphrodites in the inarticulate brachiopod, Glottidia pyramidata (Stimpson) in Tampa Bay, Florida

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Sex ratios of the inarticulate brachiopod Glottidia pyramidata were investigated for a subtidal population in Tampa Bay. Of the specimens examined, 47.7% were male; 51.6% female and 0.7% hermaphroditic. Hermaphrodites were most common when population densities were lowest. The evolutionary significance of hermaphroditism is discussed.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 1987

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