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Seasonal changes in liver and fat body masses in the lizard Agama stellio stellio (Sauria, Agamidae)

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Seasonal change in liver and fat body masses of Agama stellio stellio are described. Females have significantly heavier liver and fat bodies than males. In both sexes the liver undergoes an autumnal hypertrophy. It has the lowest mass in August. The liver of immatures of both sexes shows no apparent change. In both sexes fat bodies have their maximal mass in summer. In males, fat body mass decreases continuously from August to June. In females, a relatively similar August to April pattern of changes is followed by an abrupt decrease in April and May, when vitellogenesis takes place. The pattern of changes in fat bodies of immatures is roughly similar to that of adult males. It is concluded that in males liver and fat bodies are used primarily for maintenance. The role of the female liver is not so clear, while fat bodies are used for both maintenance and reproduction.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Zoology, University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece


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