gonophore


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gonophore

[′gän·ə‚fȯr]
(botany)
An elongation of the receptacle extending between the stamens and corolla.
(invertebrate zoology)
Reproductive zooid of a hydroid colony.
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Material studied: Northern Coast, Emissario Beach, on internal beach rock bank, 15th November 1995, 3 m depth, thirteen colonies, 3-4 mm high, with gonophores [N 1795]; Guarajuba Beach, on the sponge Dysidea variabilis from the shallow bank reef, 10th April 1996, 19 m depth, three colonies, gonophores not seen [N 1796].
Young ones light brown, elongated, 650-712 [micron]m long, pedicel of 3-4 rings, usually on stolon, but sometimes on erect shoot in axil; wide in centre, about 310 [micron]m in diamenter, and sometimes at terminal end, tapering below, 230 [micron]m wide; gonophores with 1 or 2 rows of developing medusae.
Larval age was defined as the period following liberation from the maternal gonophores. During microscopic observations of behavior, larvae were kept at a temperature of 19 [+ or -] 1 [degrees]C.