larviparous


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lar·vip·a·rous

(lar-vip'ă-rŭs),
Larvae-bearing; denoting passage of larvae, rather than eggs, from the body of the female, as in certain nematodes and insects.
[larva + L. pario, to bear]
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Negative effects of inbreeding on larval survival in hatcheries have been reported for various species of bivalves, with larviparous species such as Ostrea edulis being particularly susceptible (Bierne et al.
edulis is larviparous, with fertilization, and embryonic and early larval development occurring entirely within the mantle cavity of the female (Buroker 1985, Foighil & Taylor 2000).
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