Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Journal of Shellfish Research
Serotonin injected into the anterior adductor muscle induced spawning in the ocean quahog Arcrica islandica (Linne) when using either individual or mass spawning techniques. This represents the fir st successful attempt to induce the release of gametes in this species which historically has been unresponsive to conventional spawning stimuli. The gametes released were competent and fertilization occurred without treating the encapsulated eggs with ammonium hydroxide or other chemicals. Larvae were reared through metamorphosis to early juvenile stage.
Contribution (Virginia Institute of Marine Science) no. 1220
Gibbons, M. C.; Goodsell, J. G.; Castagna, M.; and Lutz, R., Chemical induction of spawning by serotonin in the ocean quahog Arctica islandica (Linne) (1983). Journal of Shellfish Research, 3(2), 203-205.