seminal receptacle


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seminal receptacle

[′sem·ən·əl ri′sep·tə·kəl]
(zoology)
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Small seminal receptacle. Uterus lies posttesticular, some metacercariae (from La Ceiba) contained some developing eggs, 16-21 x 10-16.
The species also exhibits a distinct seminal receptacle, not observed in any other Tetanorhynchus species.
One of our observations has shown that it is highly probable that the euspermatozoa become separated from the paraspermatozoa (before their transport to the prostate gland), they become reordered to adopt a distribution similar to that observed in the seminal receptacle of females of this species.
albibarbis in their long seminal receptacle that is visible by transparency through the lateral atria of the epigynum (Galiano 1963: fig.
The oviduct is short and expands into a tubular duct where the seminal receptacle is not clearly differentiated.
Ovary immediately anterior to testes; uterus entirely preovarian; seminal receptacle posterior to ovary ....................
The sperm tube is called the spermathecal duct by some workers on rissooideans, but sperm tube is preferred here because no structure in rissooideans is called a spermatheca; instead the term seminal receptacle is used.
Ovary ovate 43 (35-49; n = 11) long, 30 (26-34; n = 11) wide, vagina sinistral, elongate, associated to plate-like sclerotized structure; seminal receptacle spherical.
Pericardium voluminous, 0.5 x 0.5 mm at greatest height and depth, containing large mature ova >0.1 mm, diminishing posteriorly and laterally to narrow tubes opening into upper gametoducts; upper gametoducts running anteroventrally, opening on lateral sides of paired lower gametoducts just posterior to their junction with seminal receptacle ducts; two short, narrow seminal vesicle lobes open into upper gametoducts close to their junction with pericardium, probably through a single duct (Hubrecht, 1888; Stork in Nierstrasz and Stork, 1940) (but not so drawn in Fig.