Is this a hermaphodite Loligo?

ggraeber

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Hello Cephalopod lovers,

It has been years since I posted, but I teach marine science at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab in South Alabama in the USA, and I have a question that came up during a student squid dissection. Are the attached pictures showing both Nidamental glands and testes in the same squid? I have dissected 1000s with students as have my colleagues and this is the first time one of us has seen this. I knew this was the place to ask! Thanks for your help!

Sincerely,
Greg
 

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Do you have a close up of the "testes", I doubt that it's an hermaphrodite (but you never know!) certainly the nidamental glands are prominent, as the the oviduct. But I'd love to see a close up!

jean
 

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:welcome: back.

I have no useful input, but as a current marine bio student I'll be following this discussion with great interest!
 

ggraeber

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The closest up view I have is the second one posted and this one which is nearly the same.
Thanks for your help!
 

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