A distinct juvenile form 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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A distinct juvenile form 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.

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TODO discriminate between stages and organisms

external definition

Whole organism that is premetamorphic or a very immature individual.[TAO]

has exact synonym

larval organism

has narrow synonym

tadpole

naiad

grub

zoea

planula

caterpillar

wriggler

glochidium

trochophore

veliger

bipinnaria

ammocoete

leptocephalus

nymph

maggot

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UBERON:0002548