Juvenile intersexuality in the cyprinid fish Labeo victorianus

Justus Rutaisire*, Berta Levavi-Sivan, Edward Nyatia, Anthony Booth

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Abstract

Gonadal differentiation was histologically investigated in juvenile Labeo victorianus from Lake Victoria. Sex differentiation was marked by division of gonocytes and formation of an ovary-like structure with previtellogenic oocytes. Definitive sex differentiation was by either continued oogenesis, or by atresia of the previtellogenic oocytes with concomitant formation of spermatogonia. Sex development pattern in L. victorianus can, therefore, be categorised as undifferentiated gonochorism.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)232
Number of pages1
JournalCybium
Volume32
Issue number2 SUPPL.
StatePublished - 31 Jul 2008

Keywords

  • Labeo victorianus
  • Undifferentiated gonochorist

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