Early Gametogenesis of Kumamoto oyster (Crassostrea sikamea)

Jorge Cáceres-Martínez, Rebeca Vásquez-Yeomans, Yanet Guerrero-Rentería


The Kumamoto oyster, Crassostrea sikamea, starts gametogenesis as young as 71 days old from spawning (35 days from postsettlement) with a mean shell height of 3.0 mm. This information constitutes a new record in age-size for gametogenesis in oysters for commercial importance and adds another biological difference comparing this species with the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas.

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Crassostrea sikamea; gametogenesis; gonadal development; Kumamoto oyster; sexual differentiation.

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