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ephemeral

Biology
1. a short-lived organism, such as the mayfly
2. a plant that completes its life cycle in less than one year, usually less than six months

ephemeral

Temporary. Fleeting. Transitory. See ephemeral message app.
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tussocks and deposited in a large ephemeral pond which had been filled by heavy rain in November.
Dissolved oxygen requirements for hatching success of two ambystomatid salamanders in restored ephemeral ponds.
In another example, Pond 17 is an ephemeral pond, which was dry or nearly dry by the time breeding season for B.
1991) reported what they believed to be the uncommon co-occurrence of three Eubranchiopod orders (Notostraca, Anostraca and Conchostraca) in an ephemeral pond in SE Wyoming.
Tadpoles of Bufo woodhousei, Bufo valliceps, and Gastrophryne olivacea were collected from a small ephemeral pond located in McLennan County, Texas on 20 May 1991.
Ecologically, high temperature variations may promote a decrease in time to metamorphose and an increase in the anuran survival, when ephemeral ponds are overheated during the pond drying, as is the case for the temporal breeding study species R.
The Ephemeral ponds and rain garden are interspersed with native wildflowers and shrubs that compliment the Cazadero climate.
Thus, it is possible that females of those species that breed in ephemeral ponds (e.