Fish Spawn­ing Glos­sary

Sport Fishing - - FISH SEX AND REPRODUCTION 101 -

can­ni­bal­iz­ing Em­bryophagy: an­oth­erthe act for of food one within em­bryo the mother Fe­cun­dity: abil­ity to pro­duce an abun­dance of off­spring; fertility Gono­cho­rism: hav­ing well-de­fined, sep­a­rate­sexed in­di­vid­u­als in the pop­u­la­tion Iteroparous: species that ex­pe­ri­ences mul­ti­ple re­pro­duc­tive cy­cles over its life­time Oophagy: the act of one em­bryo feed­ing on an un­hatched egg within the mother Oviparous: pro­duc­ing eggs that hatch ex­ter­nally from the fe­male Ovo­viviparous: when eggs de­velop and hatch within the fe­male with no pla­cen­tal con­nec­tion Protan­drous hermaphrodites: species that be­gin life as males and later change sex to fe­males Pro­tog­y­nous hermaphrodites: species that be­gin life as fe­males and later change gen­der to be­come males Semel­parous: species that ex­pe­ri­ences a sin­gle re­pro­duc­tive episode be­fore death Se­quen­tial hermaphrodites: species that pos­sess both male and fe­male re­pro­duc­tive or­gans Viviparous: when eggs de­velop and hatch within the fe­male with a pla­cen­tal con­nec­tion

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