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lnternal morphology and histology of the fish mite Lardoglyphus konoi (Sasa and Asanuma) (Acarina: Acaridiae) 2. The reproductive system

Vijayambika, V. and John, P.A.

1975 - Volume: 17 Issue: 1 pages: 106-113


Acari Lardoglyphus konoi reproductive system histology morphology


The female and male reproductive systems are described from serial paraffin sections. A bursa copulatrix, a receptaculum seminis, a pair of ovary, oviducts, and a median genital opening {:onstitute the female reproductive system. Accessory glands as in some other acarids are absent in the female reproductive system of L. konoi. A pair of filiform glands are present at the mouth of the receptaculum seminis. A pair of testes, accessory glands, vasa deferentia, and a common ejaculatory duct ending in a median penis constitute the male reproductive system. Morphologically the two accessory glands are different and evidences are given for the functional dissimilarity between them

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