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(English) Young requiring care or nursing after hatching. Opposite of precocial, also used to describe ontogeny with large numbers of ova with low energy content, poorly-developed larvae and relatively large clutches in early maturing and slow-growing fishes. (See also: precocial, viviparous, ontogeny)
(French) Qui exige des soins ou une phase d'alevinage après l’éclosion. Contraire de "nidifuge". (See also: precocial, viviparous, ontogeny)
(Portuguese) Juvenil que requer cuidados parentais após a eclosão. (See also: precocial, viviparous, ontogeny)

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