seminal receptacle
Diverticulum of oviduct or external pouch (some pygocephalomorph eocarids, isopod peracarids, and decapods) for storing spermatozoa delivered by male. (Syn. receptaculum seminalis) [Moore and McCormick, 1969].
Diverticulum of oviduct or external pouch for storing spermatozoa delivered by male. (Syn. receptaculum seminalis, spermatheca) [McLaughlin, 1980].
In females of lobsters and some shrimps, an area on the ventral surface of the thorax that receives the spermatophore from the male during mating; in crabs, an enlarged portion of each oviduct that serves the same function [Bliss, 1982].
(Order Cladocera):
In female reproductive system, term occasionally applied to terminal section of oviduct [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Decapoda):
In female reproductive system, sperm-receiving structure consisting of either expanded terminal section of each oviduct or single median pouch (thelycum) [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Stomatopoda):
Unpaired expansion of female reproductive system; located ventromedially in sixth thoracic somite (thoracomere), opens to exterior via gonopore [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Subclass Branchiura):
In female reproductive system, one of two sperm-receiving structures in anterior region of abdomen; each seminal receptacle is connected by duct to separate seminal papilla flanking gonopore (vagina). (circular, irregularly ovate). (Syn. spermatheca) [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Subclass Cirripedia):
Within brood chamber of female rhizocephalan, small cavity in which sperm are stored [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Subclass Copepoda):
Chamber of the female reproductive system for the reception and storage of sterm [Boxshall and Halsey, 2004].
(Class Ostracoda):
In female reproductive system, one of two sperm-receiving organs. Each typically opens to exterior via vagina and is connected to end of oviduct by canal (spiral canal) [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Class Ostracoda):
In female reproductive system, sperm receiving structure in first abdominal segment (genital somite). Either paired, each receptacle opening into common atrium, or unpaired and joined to end of each oviduct via separate fertilization duct. (paired, unpaired) [Stachowitsch, 1992].

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