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the immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose

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The percentage of weight loss was determined by the difference in the weight divided by the original weight of a larva.
Two scuba divers descended to a depth of 5 m where the observer diver released a larva from a small container.
Raja Ashfaq Sarwar said that larviciding awareness is imperative to educate the people who have not been habitual to keep vigil eye at the potential places of larva at their residences and outskirts.
The larva settles on the seafloor and attaches by secreting limestone.
caelatipennis princeps is undescribed, but it will be low because the mature larva has only 13 sensilla on each femur where variation is most likely.
After feeding for 4 to 8 days, the larva leaves the wound to pupate in the soil (6,7).
The developmental stage of the larva was also used as a guide for identification.
The probability of a larva's acquiring an infection equals the product of 1) the probability of transmission from host to larva and 2) the probability of the host's being infected, while the larva feeds, via an infected nymphal tick bite.
A lot of the adults die, and the larva stage takes longer to mature.
A 6- or 12-h-old larva was considered alive when it showed rotary motion with cilia and a larva of 24 h old or older was recorded as alive when it showed active cilia movements.
2 mm SL; the lower, rearward-directed process that reaches the end of the pectoral-fin base in adults was still forming in the largest larva examined (15.
Larval quality refers to the physiological condition and the capacity of a larva to grow and survive under various environmental conditions during its life cycle (Racotta et al.