spermatophore
A packet of sperms transferred by a male shrimp, lobster or crab to the female during mating [Bliss, 1982].
Mass of spermatozoa deposited by gonopods of male on to thoracic sternum or into seminal receptacle of female [Poore, 2004].
Packet containing spermatozoa which is produced by the male genital system for transfer to the female [Mauchline, 1984].
Packet of spermatozoa for transfer from male to female [Moore and McCormick, 1969].
Packet or capsule of spermatozoa [McLaughlin, 1980].
The sperm-carrying, variously complex mass, issuing from the male gonopore during copulation [Perez Farfante and Kensley, 1997].
(Order Decapoda):
Packet of sperm formed in vas deferens, emerging from gonopore, and transferred to female with the aid of modified first pleopod pair(s) (gonopods, petasma, appendix masculina). (stalked, unstalked; pear-shaped, rod-shaped, lobed, bilobed) [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Subclass Branchiura):
Packet of sperm produced in male reproductive system [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Subclass Copepoda):
A cuticular capsule containing sperm, transferred from male to female during mating [Boxshall and Halsey, 2004].
(Subclass Mystacocarida):
Packet of sperm formed in vas deferens [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Class Ostracoda):
Packet of sperm formed in modified region (spermatophoric sac) of vas deferens [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Euphausiacea):
Packet of sperm formed in distal end of each vas deferens. Emerges from gonopore and is transferred by modified pleopods (petasma) to female thelycum [Stachowitsch, 1992].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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