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spawn

(spôn)
n.
1. The eggs of aquatic animals such as bivalve mollusks, fishes, and amphibians.
2. Offspring, especially when occurring in large numbers.
v. spawned, spawning, spawns
v.intr.
1. To deposit eggs; produce spawn.
2. To produce offspring in large numbers.
v.tr.
1. To produce or deposit (spawn).
2. To produce (offspring).

spawn′er n.

spawn

fish eggs.
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According to Lambert and Ware (1984), batch spawning reproductive strategy may be associated with increase in probability of survival of offspring.
Therefore, it is necessary to determine the pattern of maturity and spawning season and their relationships with environmental factors.
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To our knowledge, no study has ever addressed the effect of multiple spawning on the offspring quality of freshwater decapods with direct development.
Given their ecological importance, understanding associations between environmental cues and the timing of catostomid spawning is critical to evaluating which species may be affected by anthropogenic activities such as flow regulation, road building, and dam construction (Cooke et al.
Fisheries officer Paul Frear said: "There are now more than 20 spawning areas in the burn compared to the handful we've seen in previous years.
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