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Ovoviviparous

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Ovoviviparous animals develop within eggs that remain within the mother up until they hatch or are about to. This strategy of reproduction is known as ovoviviparity. It is similar to viviparity in that the young are provided with a sheltered environment. However, the young are nourished by the egg yolk rather than the mother's body.

Ovoviviparity is employed by many fish, sharks, reptiles, and invertebrates. The young of ovoviviparous amphibians are born as larvae, and undergo metamorphosis outside the body of the mother.

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