oviparous


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oviparous

(of fishes, reptiles, birds, etc.) producing eggs that hatch outside the body of the mother

oviparous

[ō′vip·ə·rəs]
(vertebrate zoology)
Producing eggs that develop and hatch externally.
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Ovarian fluid is slightly viscous fluid found in the gonad cavity of oviparous fishes after ovulation.
Oviparous animals store yolk proteins within the developing oocyte.
Most of the species identified are oviparous, and only the Boa constrictor is viviparous.
By contrast, Ostrea chilensis is a larviparous protandric hermaphrodite that first achieves sexual maturity as a male, but subsequently the majority of individuals produce both male and female gametes, a feature commonly observed in other oviparous ostreids (Buroker et al.
It is, however, imperative that morphological descriptions of egg cases are performed where the species identity is known unambiguously; such as egg cases collected from a mother's uterus or those that have been laid in an aquarium that contains a single oviparous species (Ebert & Davis 2007, Bustamante et al.
Maternal manipulation of offspring phenotypes via nest-site selection in an oviparous lizard.
It is an oviparous species, without a pronounced seasonal reproductive cycle (Church 1962), producing clutches of two eggs (Schwaner 1980; Sabath 1981).
Thermal responses to environmental constraints in two populations of the oviparous lizard Liolaemus bibronii in Patagonia, Argentina.
The grass snake is the only oviparous reptile species capable of maintaining sustainable populations in the far north of Europe (up to 67[degrees] north latitude).
Atlas of the oviparous cyprinodontOrm fishes of the world Volume 4.
In the case of oviparous reptiles, the number of eggs per clutch and egg size can vary to potentially maximize the mother's reproductive success and hatchling fitness.