Leg 6 (not figured) rudimentary, represented by unarmed genital operculum at gonopore
10 and 11) with paired short apical processes, preatrium little longer than aedeagal shaft, dorsal apodeme small in lateral view, gonopore
apical on ventral surface.
6 mm in carapace length for females on the basis of gonopore
I spent quite a bit of time reading the paper, " she writes, "and in doing so, I learned a few useful words, like annulate, epididymal, gonopore
4 mm; n = 12) and the respective gonopore
opens at the apical end (Rudolph & Rivas, 1988; Hobbs, 1991; Martinez et al.
This specimen is missing the possess arising near the secondary gonopore
(see characters 19 and 28 in Weirauch, 2007) that is diagnostic for all other species of Leptidolon.
region of undissected males was conspicuous just below the styli, but the aedeagus was not visible (Figure 5).
12) irregularly rounded apically; endosoma simple with a distinct secondary gonopore
and lacking a spiculum.
In poeciliids, males use a modified anal fin (gonopdium) to transfer sperm to the female gonopore
processes long and spatulate with rounded tips.
From this position males move to nip at the female's gonopore
similar to other poeciliids.
Having four hooks on the gonopodium may provide a means of overcoming female resistance, latching on to the gonopore
and transferring sperm in a manner that facilitates effective sperm transfer.