Annual Reproductive Cycle of Korean Yellow Croaker Larimichthys polyactis

자연산 수컷 참조기 Larimichthys polyactis의 생식년 주기

  • 강덕영 (국립수산과학원 서해수산연구소 증식연구팀) ;
  • 조기채 (국립수산과학원 서해수산연구소 증식연구팀) ;
  • 이진호 (국립수산과학원 서해수산연구소 증식연구팀) ;
  • 강희웅 (국립수산과학원 서해수산연구소 증식연구팀) ;
  • 김규희 (국립수산과학원 서해수산연구소 증식연구팀) ;
  • 김효찬 (부경대학교 양식학과)
  • Published : 2009.02.25


Spermatogenesis in male yellow croaker Larimichthys polyactis was histologically investigated by sampling testicular tissue from $2{\sim}3$ years old wild fishes captured from the coast of Mok-Po, South Korea. Spermatogenesis was characterized histologically, and staged according to the most advanced type of germ cell present. Annual reproductive cycle was classified into the following successive 4 stages: spermatogonia from August to September (rest stage), spermatogonia and spermatocytes from October to December (growth stage), spermatogonia, spermatocytes and spermatids from January to February (maturation stage), spermatogonia, spermatocytes, spermatids and spermatozoa from March to May (spermiation stage IV), and regressing testis from June to July (degeneration stage).


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