ovoviviparous

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Antonyms for ovoviviparous

producing living young from eggs that hatch within the body

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Most freshwater bivalves, including families of the order Unionoida, and the two veneroid families Sphacriidae and Corbiculidae, exhibit ovoviviparity and viviparity to various degrees.
Increased maternal investment in progeny through viviparity or ovoviviparity is often assumed to result in decreased fecundity.
Overall, four characteristics distinguish the species from most other commercial oysters: subtidal habitat, slow growth and small size, ovoviviparity, and large ostia influencing particle size selection (Couch & Hassler 1989).