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Les modalités du cycle sexuel du poulpe \_Octopus vulgaris\_ du Sud marocain (Tantan, Boujdour)

TitreLes modalités du cycle sexuel du poulpe \_Octopus vulgaris\_ du Sud marocain (Tantan, Boujdour)
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuteursIdrissi, FH, Koueta-Noussithé, S, Idhalla, M, Belghyti, D, Bencherifi, S
JournalComptes Rendus Biologies
Mots-clésAtlantic, Atlantique, Biométrie, Biometric, Cycle sexuel, Histologie, Histology, Octopus vulgaris, Ovaire, Ovary, Sexual cycle, Testicle, Testicule

The reproduction of \_Octopus vulgaris\_ between Tan Tan and Boujdour is studied. The samples used are sorted monthly from commercial catches of coastal trawlers operating in this area from December 2001 to May 2003. The study shows that sexual maturity is in advance for males than for females. Two spawning periods are made out by the follow-up of the RGS: a spring period from March to July, and an autumnal period, which is less intense, between September and October. The division of spermatogonia and spermatocytes reaches its maximal intensity in July and December, whereas the spermiogenesis is active until the time of mating. The vitellogenesis starts in mid-December and extends until the following spawning period. This reveals a later gonadic development for females than for males; approximately seven months for females and three months for males. To cite this article: F.H. Idrissi et al., C. R. Biologies 329 (2006).