ovigerous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ovum (egg) +‎ -gerous

Adjective[edit]

ovigerous (not comparable)

  1. carrying or bearing eggs.
    • Protective measures for the species include a size limit (carapace length 8.5 cm), a closed season from 1 July to 31 October, bag limits for sportsfishermen (2 specimens per day), and the prohibition of taking ovigerous females or softshelled specimens. Lobsters of the World