Macroscopic aspects of the anatomy of the reproductive system of escargots: Achatina fulica and Achatina monochromatica

Authors

  • Dulcinéa Gonçalves Teixeira Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo, SP
  • José Luiz Guerra Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Patologia, São Paulo, SP
  • Zenon Silva Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Departamento de Anatomia Humana, Uberlândia, MG
  • Rose Eli Grassi Rici Azarias Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo, SP
  • Maria Fátima Martins Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Nutrição e Produção Animal, Pirassununga, SP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2008.26673

Keywords:

Anatomy, Escargot, Morphology (anatomy)

Abstract

The macro-anatomy of the reproductive system of both Achatina fulica and Achatina monochromatica was studied, by establishing the morphologic parameters of both species. Fifteen samples of each species with nearly twelve years old from the same family were used. The specimens were sacrificed by freezing (-2ºC). The collection of the reproductive system was made after the retreat from the shell and dissection of the animal. It was observed that even if the specimens have been maintained in the same environmental and alimentary conditions, as well as submitted to the same type of selection, the development of their reproductive organs show some variation. In both species, some segments of the reproductive system morphologic aspects differ macroscopically, although the disposition and the location of these segments are identical.

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Published

2008-10-01

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How to Cite

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Teixeira DG, Guerra JL, Silva Z, Azarias REGR, Martins MF. Macroscopic aspects of the anatomy of the reproductive system of escargots: Achatina fulica and Achatina monochromatica. Braz. J. Vet. Res. Anim. Sci. [Internet]. 2008 Oct. 1 [cited 2024 May 19];45(5):333-8. Available from: https://www.revistas.usp.br/bjvras/article/view/26673