Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Midwater ecology
Doliolula equus, a new mesopelagic doliolid
 
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  • Fig. 1: Gut and fingerlike testis removed from a gonozooid.
  • Fig. 2: Intact gonozooid with maturing ovary and testes. Ciliate disks can be seen in lower left quadrant.
  • Fig. 3: Close-up of ovary, testis and stomach
  • Fig. 4: Sperm (100x).
  • Fig. 5: Ovary with scale (mm)
  • Fig. 6: Ovary and testis seen from various angles. Note as well the characteristic color and shape of the doliolid's fecal pellets.

Last updated: Feb. 05, 2009