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oviferous

 [o-vif……´er-us]
producing ova.

o·vif·er·ous

(ō-vif'ĕr-ŭs),
Carrying, containing, or producing oocytes.
Synonym(s): ovigerous
[ovi- + L. fero, to carry]

oviferous

/ovif·er·ous/ (o-vif´er-us) producing ova.

oviferous

(ō-vĭf′ər-əs)
adj.
Bearing or producing ova.

oviferous

[ōvif′ərəs]
Etymology: L, ovum, egg, ferre, to bear
bearing or capable of producing ova (egg cells).

o·vif·er·ous

(ō-vif'ĕr-ŭs)
Carrying, containing, or producing oocytes (ova).
[ovi- + L. fero, to carry]

oviferous

producing ova.
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A previous study from Delaware Bay reported ovigerous female pea crabs occurring during July-October with maximum densities of larvae in the water column in July (Christensen & McDermott 1958, Dittel & Epifanio 1982).
All the ovigerous females (100%, n=22) were recorded and collected during the sampling efforts from May 2006 to April 2007.
Female abdomen aspects were verified to determine their reproduction conditions and, consequently, whether they were ovigerous females or not.
Oxygen uptake by Embryos and ovigerous females of two intertidal crabs, Heterozius rotundifrons (Belliidae) and Cyclograpsus lavauxi (Grapsidae): scaling and the metabolic costs of reproduction.
The sole species known from the west coast of North America is Naushonia macginitiei (Glassell), described originally (as Homoriscus macginitiei) by Glassell based on two ovigerous females collected from La Jolla, California, in 1935 (Glassell 1938: 414).
Research has shown that the shallow waters (<40 m) around Saint Matthew Island contain high densities of ovigerous female blue king crab; presumably nearshore areas are also important for other populations of blue king crab in the northern portion of their range (NPFMC, 2000).
Migratory movements of ovigerous lobsters Homarus americanus, tagged off Grand Manan, eastern Canada.
Specimens are common during the spring and summer months; ovigerous females are present from March to September.
Egg clutches of ovigerous red king crab were collected from Bristol Bay, AK (54[degrees]36'N, 58[degrees]39' N, 168[degrees]00' W), in June and July 2007 to 2010 for a multiyear reproductive potential project (Swiney et al.
Crabs that died in ghostfishing gear ranged from 69 to 160 mm CL and included 4 ovigerous females.