Vampire squid reproductive strategy is unique among coleoid cephalopods.

Hoving, Henk-Jan T. , Laptikhovsky, Vladimir V. and Robison, Bruce H. (2015) Vampire squid reproductive strategy is unique among coleoid cephalopods. Open Access Current Biology, 25 (8). R322-R323. DOI 10.1016/j.cub.2015.02.018.

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Abstract

Coleoid cephalopods are thought to go through only one reproductive cycle in their life. We here report that vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis) show evidence of multiple reproductive cycles. Female vampire squid spawn their eggs, then return to a resting reproductive state, which is followed by the development of a new batch of eggs. This reproductive cycle is likely to be repeated more than twenty times. This combination of reproductive traits is different from that of any other extant coleoid cephalopod.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: WOS:000353351900007
Research affiliation: OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence > FO-R08
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB3 Marine Ecology > FB3-EV Marine Evolutionary Ecology
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence > FO-R03
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.02.018
ISSN: 0960-9822
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 18 May 2015 09:06
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2017 12:48
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/28773

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