How many nidamental glands are there in a squid (Loligo duvauceli)

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  1. Thony

    Thony Larval Mass Registered

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    I saw two pairs of nidamental glands (white) in my squid, the two pairs are extended upward and has attachment at the ovary. As I observed the specimen. the pair glands are not with the same sizes.

    I wonder if the two attached glands were the accessory nidamental gland. As far as I know there are only two primary nidamental gland.
     
  2. Jean

    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Loligo should have two pairs, the big ones are the nidamental glands and the small are the accessory nidamental glands. BUT sometimes there is a groove on the primary glands which can make it look as though there are two primary glands! Sometimes it is even split which is, I think, what you are seeing! J
     

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