Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 30 Issue 1&2

Morphometric study and sexual maturity in Loligo duvauceli d'Orbigny .

S. V. M. Abdul Rahim and M. R. Chandran

Morphometric measurements have been carried out in the present study on 103 male squids to recognise the degree of reproductive maturation of the animal along with the size at which maturity occurs first, to know the differentiation of hectocotylised arm as an indicator of sexual maturity and to establish a correlation between the external morphological traits and the testis, various parts of the male reproductive tract and heaoootylised arm.

Date : 31-12-1988