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First Records of Mated Female Loligo Gahi (Cephalopoda: Loliginidae) in the Falkland Islands

George, Magnus J. A.; Hatfield, Emma M. C.. 1995 First Records of Mated Female Loligo Gahi (Cephalopoda: Loliginidae) in the Falkland Islands. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 75 (3). 743-745. 10.1017/S0025315400039151

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This communication presents the first records of mated female Loligo gahi in Falkland Island waters. In October 1993 fully mature mated female L. gahi were identified in samples taken from the commercial fishery in waters east of Lively Island, East Falkland, at depths of 145–174 m. Spermatophores were found in both the mantle cavity and buccal sites of deposition. These records, combined with past records of spent females, suggest spawning periods in late October/early November and April/May. These concur with two of the three periods of spawning suggested from previous studies of juvenile and adult L. gahi.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1017/S0025315400039151
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Pre 2000 programme
ISSN: 0025-3154
Date made live: 20 Dec 2016 13:13 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/515599

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