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Description of Reproductive System of Indian Water Scorpion, Laccotrephes maculatus Fabr. (Hemiptera, Heteroptera: Nepidae)

Journal: Journal of Advanced Laboratory Research In Biology (Vol.10, No. 3)

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Page : 52-64

Keywords : Testis; Vas efferens; Seminal vesicle; Ductus ejaculatorius; Ovaries; Ovarioles; Terminal filament;

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Water scorpion, Laccotrephes maculatus Fabr. is unisexual and exhibits sexual dimorphism. The males are relatively smaller with conspicuous connexival spines and possess distinct external genitalia. The male reproductive organs include a pair of testis, a pair of vasa deferentia, a pair of vesicula seminalis, two pairs of accessory glands and unpaired median ductus ejaculatorious. The female reproductive organs possess a pair of ovaries, a pair of lateral oviducts, a common oviductus communis, a vagina and the spermatotheca.

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