ovoviviparous


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ovoviviparous

 [o″vo-vi-vip´ah-rus]
bearing living young that hatch from eggs inside the maternal body, the embryo being nourished by food stored in the egg; lizards are one example.

o·vo·vi·vip·ar·ous

(ō'vō-vi-vip'ă-rŭs),
Denoting those fish, amphibians, and reptiles that produce eggs that hatch within the body of the parent.
[ovo- + L. viviparus, bringing forth alive, fr. vivus, alive, + pario, to bear]

ovoviviparous

(ō′vō-vī-vĭp′ər-əs)
adj.
Producing eggs that hatch within the female's body, as in certain fishes and reptiles and many invertebrates.

o′vo·vi′vi·par′i·ty (-vī′və-păr′ĭ-tē) n.
o′vo·vi·vip′a·rous·ly adv.

ovoviviparous

(of certain fish, reptiles and many insects) having the embryo developing within the mother, but from which it rarely derives nutrients. The mother and embryo are separated by egg membranes and there is no PLACENTA. Compare OVIPAROUS, VIVIPAROUS (1).
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Although development is presumed to be ovoviviparous, nothing else is known of its reproduction.
The analysis of natural crab pits, simulated pits, and bottom sediment traps at Tom's Cove clearly showed that dispersal plays an important role in regulating the local distribution and abundance of the ovoviviparous bivalve Gemma gemma.
Diaspidid scale insects reproduce both sexually and asexually, while some species are oviparous, ovoviviparous and viviparous (Koteja, 1990a).
Reproductive cycle of the ovoviviparous iguanid lizard Sceloporus jarrovi Cope.
The presence of embryos or larvae within the inner hemibranches demonstrates the ovoviviparous condition of M.
medinensis is ovoviviparous with larvae developing within eggs that remain within the female until they hatch (larvae are provided with a sheltered environment).
Sebastes capensis is an ovoviviparous species that inhabits the waters over the continental shelf between 20 and 200 m in depth (Pequeno, 2000).
Paracamallanus cyathopharynx is an ovoviviparous camallanid nematode whose larvae are liberated into the gut of the host and pass out with the faeces (Moravec 1974).
ovoviviparous A term applied to insects that do not lay eggs but whose young develop inside the female.
They have generally been regarded as classic examples of ovoviviparous fishes; however, recent studies have suggested that developing young use exogenous energy prior to birth (Boehlert and Yoklavich, 1984).
It is multivolatine, highly fecundative (Hameed et al.,2012; Kedar et al., 2013), invasive insect pest possessing ovoviviparous reproduction and covered with waxy layer (Hodgson et al., 2008; Aheer et al.,2009) that makes pest control much difficult.