adhesive egg
a fish egg that is deposited on sand, gravel, plants, etc. to which it sticks by means of the egg\'s sticky surface. In aquaculture situations this is inconvenient and the adhesiveness can be removed by milk or tannin

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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