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(Science: zoology) Of or pertaining to a larva.

Origin: L. Larvalis ghostly. See larva.

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Re: Which animal is this?

Hi there. It looks like a Hornworm (larval stage of a Hawk moth), either a tomatoe hornworm ( Manduca quinquemaculata ) if the markings on the side are V-shaped or a tobacco hornworm ( Manduca sexta ) if the marking are straight and whiteish. ...

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by dslivinski
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Which animal is this?
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Book recommendation for exam

... of life in polychaetes; general features and life history of nereis (Neanthes), earthworm (Pheretima) and leach (Hirudinaria). 9. Arthropoda : Larval forms and parasitism in Crustacea; vision and respiration in arthropods (prawn, cockroach and scorpion); modification of mouth parts in insects ...

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by bertstare
Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Book recommendation for exam
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Re: what is the difference between neoteny and post development

It sounds like neoteny occurs when larvae are able to reproduce, and thus the larval species do not need to reach adulthood, as it would not increase its fitness. Post development seems to be what occurs in humans. Reproductive organs may not mature until a later ...

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by awkko808
Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: what is the difference between neoteny and post development
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Re: Have you seen Arachnida with 6 legs?

Arachnids belonging to the orders Acari and Ricinulei do go through a hexapodal larval stage. However, all healthy non-mutant adult arachnids have 8 legs. http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/38737_450826890189_755040189_6521060_4006092_n.jpg ...

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by Maxorz
Sat May 07, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Have you seen Arachnida with 6 legs?
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Views: 4678

Global Warming and Ocean Environmental Changes

... and Adaptation Issues” states, “Other ecological effects of ocean acidification may include interference in the respiration of fish, effects on larval development of marine organisms and changes in the solubility of both nutrients and toxins”.

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by nylecar
Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Global Environmental Change
Replies: 68
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