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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

Print version ISSN 0101-8175

Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.19  supl.2 Curitiba Dec. 2002

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-81752002000600022 

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Imposex in Olivancillaria vesica vesica (Gmelin) (Gastropoda, Olividae) from a Southeastern Brazilian sandy beach

 

 

Carlos Henrique Soares CaetanoI; Ricardo Silva AbsalãoII

IUniversidade do Rio de Janeiro. Avenida Pasteur 458, sala 411, Urea, 22290-240 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. E-mail: chcaetano@zipmail.com.br
IIDepartamento de Biologia Animal e Vegetal, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Avenida São Francisco Xavier 524, Maracanã, 20550-900 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. E-mail: absalao@hotmail.com

 

 


ABSTRACT

Imposex, the development of male sex organs on the female, is registered and described for Olivancillaria vesica vesica (Gmelin, 1791) at Restinga da Marambaia beach, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil.

Key words: Gastropoda, Olividae, Olivancillaria vesica vesica, imposex, sandy beaches, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


 

 

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Received in 18.VII.2002; accepted in 23.XI.2002.