Scientia Marina, Vol 65, No 2 (2001)

First data on ovary maturation and fecundity in the squid family Histioteuthidae

Vladimir Laptikhovsky
Fisheries Department, Falkland Islands Government - Atlantic Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (AtlantNIRO), Russian Federation


The potential fecundity of histioteuthid squid ranges from 3,000 to 275,000 oocytes. During maturation a significant oocyte resorption occurs in many species; therefore only advanced maturing females can be taken into account for fecundity estimation.


Histioteuthidae; fecundity; maturation

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