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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.
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This year's event is expected to spawn the rare Shiny PokAaAaAeA@mon Sabley which generally has a low spawn rate of 0.3 percent, that too in the PokAaAaAeA@mon Go Plus version.
plagiostomus spawn twice a year, once in March-April and then in October-November.
Some variables related to offspring quality, such as fecundity, egg biomass and hatchability, size, and starvation resistance of larvae, as well as development period and survival from zoeal stages I to II, decrease over consecutive spawns in marine crabs (Kobayashi, 2001; Ji et al., 2006; Nan et al., 2006; Andres et al., 2010; Wu et al., 2010a; Verisimo et al., 2011) and penaeid shrimps (Beard and Wickins, 1980; Emmerson, 1980; Hansford and Marsden, 1995; Marsden et al., 1997; Wouters et al., 1999; Coman and Crocos, 2003).
Consequently when the female got over three spawning from different males, it was replaced by a female who had never spawned so that the number of families would increase.
Largemouth bass may spawn right on through June on some deep, North Florida rivers, but for the most part they finish up by April or May.
In addition, treatment of the spawn and supplement with Topsin[R] M (thiophanate methyl) has become the standard in the industry, as it safeguards against major crop loss resulting from sources of Ta2 that escape the farm hygiene program.
Most spawns (83%) occurred after 1900 hr, however, two spawns occurred at 1850 and 1854 hr.
Knowledge of whether a species spawns synchronously is therefore important in elucidating its population dynamics, In addition, an understanding of how environmental factors influence the timing of spawning can help predict future spawning events or determine how changes in environmental conditions can affect reproductive success (Minchin 1992, Olive 1992, Watson et al.
David Morley, Agency Fisheries Officer, said: "Unlike the Pacific salmon, which only spawns once, the Atlantic salmon can return to the sea to ascend the rivers to spawn again.
Another population spawns on the nutrient-rich Grand Banks, a vast series of underwater hills sunk in shallow water off the Newfoundland coast.