Proceedings: Animal Sciences

, Volume 91, Issue 2, pp 189–197 | Cite as

Transabdominal migration of ova in some freshwater turtles

  • P L Duda
  • V K Gupta


The phenomenon of transabdominal migration of ova is fairly common in all three fresh water turtles,Lissemys punctata punctata (70%),Kachuga tectum tectum (4%) andK. smithi (73%), studied for the present work. Individuals ofLissemys punetata punctata, Kachuga smithi, showed higher frequency of ovular migration in smaller individuals. It is suggested that a better weight balance is possibly achieved by ovular migration in these aquatic reptiles.


Lissemys punctata punctata Kachuga tectum tectum Kachuga smithi transabdominal ovaries corpus luteum ova oviduct ovulation 


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • P L Duda
    • 1
  • V K Gupta
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiosciencesUniversity of JammuJammuIndia

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