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Mating behavior of Labidocera aestiva (Copepoda: Calanoida)

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Title: Mating behavior of Labidocera aestiva (Copepoda: Calanoida).
Name(s): Blades-Eckelbarger, Pamela I., creator
Youngbluth, Marsh J., creator
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1979
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Extent: 18 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3174846 (digitool), FADT3174846 (IID), fau:5828 (fedora), 10.1007/BF00389212 (doi)
Note(s): The calanoid copepod Labidocera aestiva Wheeler exhibits a ritualized mating behavior. Sensory hairs and spines and integumental pores on the male and female are believed to play a regulatory role in the mating encounter. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) revealed approximately 20 unusual pore structures (pit-pores) on the right ventrolateral surface of the female's abdominal segment, the area where the spermatophore coupling device is attached.
This manuscript is an author version with the final publication available at and may be cited as: Blades, P. I., & Youngbluth, M. J. (1979). Mating behavior of Labidocera aestiva (Copepoda: Calanoida). Marine Biology, 51(4), 339-355. doi:10.1007/BF00389212
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #116.
Subject(s): Calanoida
Sexual behavior in animals
Senses and sensation
Transmission electron microscopy
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Host Institution: FAU