A distinct juvenile stage many animals undergo before metamorphosis into adults. Animals with indirect development such as insects, amphibians, or cnidarians typically have a larval phase of their life cycle. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larva ]

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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

efo_slim

taxonomic disambiguation
tornaria [ NCBITaxon:10219 ]

curator notes

Uberon includes clade-specific subclasses, e.g. nematod larva

definition

A distinct juvenile stage many animals undergo before metamorphosis into adults. Animals with indirect development such as insects, amphibians, or cnidarians typically have a larval phase of their life cycle.

has exact synonym

larva stage

has narrow synonym

nymph stage

grub

zoea stage

maggot stage

caterpillar

leptocephalus stage

glochidium

caterpillar stage

glochidium stage

trochophore

ammocoete stage

bipinnaria

planula stage

maggot

naiad, nymph

tornaria

grub stage

veliger stage

trochophore stage

bipinnaria stage

zoea

nauplius

wriggler stage

planula

wriggler

veliger

metacestode

ammocoete

leptocephalus

naiad, nymph stage

nymph

nauplius stage

id

UBERON:0000069

taxon notes

It is a misunderstanding that the larval form always reflects the group's evolutionary history. It could be the case, but often the larval stage has evolved secondarily, as in insects. In these cases the larval form might differ more from the group's common origin than the adult form