• Transabdominal migration of ova in some freshwater turtles

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      Lissemys punctata punctata ; Kachuga tectum tectum ; Kachuga smithi ; transabdominal; ovaries; corpus luteum; ova; oviduct; ovulation

    • Abstract


      The phenomenon of transabdominal migration of ova is fairly common in all three fresh water turtles,Lissemys punctata punctata (70%),Kachuga tectum tectum (4%) andK. smithi (73%), studied for the present work. Individuals ofLissemys punetata punctata, Kachuga smithi, showed higher frequency of ovular migration in smaller individuals. It is suggested that a better weight balance is possibly achieved by ovular migration in these aquatic reptiles.

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      P L Duda1 V K Gupta1 2

      1. Department of Biosciences, University of Jammu, Jammu - 180 001, India
      2. Department of Rural Technology, Regional Research Laboratory (CSIR), Jammu - 180 001, India
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