Egg Characteristics of Amia calva
Main Ref. Jones, P.W., F.D. Martin and J.D. Hardy Jr., 1978
Place of Development fixed on plant or stone
Shape of Egg ovoid
Attributes with filaments
Color of Eggs yellow,orange,amber
Color of Oil Globule
Additional Characters Eggs are adhesive, attached to decaying vegetation and upright weeds by thread-like extensions of egg surface (Ref. 4639). Greatest diameter: 2.16-3.00 mm; least diameter: 2.14-2.5 mm, but with egg capsule becoming progressively distended with jelly-like fluid until dimensions are about twice the original size (Ref. 4639). Color variable, with white to yellowish brown animal pole and charcoal gray to dark, grayish brown yolk; egg possibly becoming darker with age or varying in color with locality (Ref. 4639).
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Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 05.29.01
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