Overview

live-bearing fish


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

Fish in which the fertilized eggs are retained initially within the body of the female, but are subsequently released as newly hatched larvae (e.g. some Scorpaenidae) or born as free-swimming postlarvae in which the yolk has been fully utilized and the yolk sac has disappeared (e.g. some sharks, and Poeciliidae).

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.