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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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The ovaries of heterochronal spawners develop asynchronous oocyte patterns in which representations of oocytes from most stages of maturity are present (17, 18).
2001) and Murauskas and Rulifson (2011) classified both species as batch spawners, Maryland hatchery personnel do not mention this aspect in their methodology.
Rehabilitation of this stock may now depend upon transplanting spawners or releasing hatchery-reared juveniles.
Most adult female Argentine Hake <40 cm TL are 2-3 years old and considered first-time spawners for the Patagonian stock of this species (Otero et al.
The criteria include the number of spawners that returned three years previously, the "parent year-class.
Two types of spawners overlapped spatially within the survey area: those that exhibited peak spawning during April in the SCB at about 15.
Because broadcast spawners are susceptible to mate limitation (which is the dominant cause of Allee effects in aquatic invertebrates), the reproductive asynchrony we found in Spondylus populations in Ecuador further increases the significance of potential depensatory mechanisms and of nearest neighbor distance.
One part of the study includes a "mark-and-recapture" effort to estimate spawner abundance.
Fertilized eggs, larvae, and the parent spawner muscle were analyzed to detect a nutritional source during the nonfeeding period.
It shouldn't be long before a 30-plus pound spawner redfish inhales it--or a tarpon.
The silver sea bream is a winter spawner and was successfully bred at Albion Fisheries Research Centre and has an excellent taste and a high commercial value.
oocytes at early migratory nucleus, late migratory nucleus, and hydrated stages, as well as new postovulatory follicles) of an indeterminate multiple-batch spawner, Japanese flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus), was evaluated.