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1 June 2012 Notes on Reproduction of the Moth Skink, Lipinia noctua(Squamata: Scincidae) from the Pacific Islands
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The reproductive cycle of Lipinia noctua was studied from a histological examination of museum specimens from the Pacific islands. The smallest reproductively active males (spermiogenesis underway) measured 33 mm in snoutvent length (SVL). All males collected in the 11 examined months exhibited spermiogenesis. Mean litter size for 25 females was 1.5±0.51 SD, range 1–2. The smallest reproductively active female (one oviductal embryo) measured 34 mm SVL. Anatomical and histological evidence is presented indicating L. noctua can produce multiple litters in the same year.

© 2012 by The Herpetological Society of Japan
R. Goldberg Stephen and Kraus Fred "Notes on Reproduction of the Moth Skink, Lipinia noctua(Squamata: Scincidae) from the Pacific Islands," Current Herpetology 31(1), 58-60, (1 June 2012). https://doi.org/10.5358/hsj.31.58
Accepted: 1 May 2012; Published: 1 June 2012
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