gymnoarian condition

gymnoarian condition
female fishes without oviducts, the eggs passing into the peritoneal cavity and thence by pores or funnels to the outside, e.g. salmonoids, hiodontoids, notopteroids, osteoglossoids, anguillids and the cobitid Misgurnus. Compare cystorian

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  • cystoarian condition — where peritoneal folds grow around the gonad and form oviducts which conduct the eggs to the exterior. The duct may also function to conduct the sperm to the egg in groups with internal fertilization, e.g. Clupeiodei. Compare gymnoarian …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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