NANFA-L-- Superfoetation..or not

Mysteryman (
Sun, 19 Feb 2006 17:13:17 -0800

That reproductive habit used by Heterandria formosa to accellerate the
growth & release of just a few fry-in-a time within a batch is called
superfoetation, which is not to be confused with the thing that most
other ovovivaparous livebearers do involving the growth & release of the
entire batch.
Here's my question:
What's the other thing called, the one that guppies use that's not
superfoetation? Does it even have a name of it's own?
Do I have the whole thing backwards?
I think we discussed this a few months ago, but I can't recall it now
that I need it, and boy, do I need it.
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