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What is an egg-laying animal called ?

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Posted by Avijit Das (Questions: 370, Answers: 371)
Asked on November 14, 2017 5:28 PM
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An egg-laying animal is called Oviparous.

As per Wikipedia ”  Oviparous is a zoological term that refers to animals that lay eggs which then hatch externally. Oviparous animals may fertilize their eggs either externally or internally. External fertilization involves the passage of the sperm to the ova through an ambient medium, usually water. For example, frogs achieve external fertilization of their eggs during amplexus, when the male deposits sperm over the eggs as they are laid by the female. External fertilization in many aquatic invertebrates is less well controlled; for example, in the case of many marine invertebrates which shed immense numbers of gametes to the water more or less simultaneously, with ova and sperm meeting somewhat by chance. All animals that fertilize their eggs externally are oviparous.”

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