Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • adelphophagy — noun The consumption of one embryo by another in utero; particularly as it relates to certain amphibians, sharks and fishes. Syn: embryophagy, oophagy …   Wiktionary

  • adelphophagy — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ameca-Kärpfling — (Ameca splendens) Systematik Überordnung: Ährenfischverwandte (Atherinomorpha) Ordnung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ovoviviparity — Ovoviviparity, ovovivipary, or ovivipary, is a mode of reproduction in animals in which embryos develop inside eggs that are retained within the mother s body until they are ready to hatch. Ovoviviparous animals are similar to viviparous species… …   Wikipedia

  • Oviparity — Oviparous animals are animals that lay eggs, with little or no other embryonic development within the mother. This is the reproductive method of most fish, amphibians, reptiles, all birds, the monotremes, and most insects, some molluscs and… …   Wikipedia

  • Cannibalism (zoology) — Cannibalism is the act of one individual of a species consuming all or part of another individual of the same species as food. Cannibalism is a common ecological interaction in the animal kingdom and has been recorded for more than 1500 speciesIn …   Wikipedia

  • adelfophagy — feeding on retarded siblings within the uterus, e.g. Lamna nasus, Odontaspis taurus, Latimeria chalumnae, a form of uterine cannibalism. Also spelled adelphophagy …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • embryonic cannibal live bearer — a reproductive guild (q.v.) where only one or a few eggs from the ovary develop into a juvenile. Other yolked ova are fed on by the juveniles as ovulated (oophagy) or less developed embryos are eaten by the more developed ones (adelphophagy).… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • oophagy — noun The cannibalization of subordinate eggs within a homogeneous population or the uterus; particularly as it relates to certain insect and aquatic species. Syn: adelphophagy, embryophagy …   Wiktionary

  • embryophagy — noun The act of one embryo cannibalizing another for food in utero; at present only characterized in some species of sharks. Syn: adelphophagy, oophagy …   Wiktionary

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