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 ]

Synonyms: larval organism

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Term information

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uberon_slim

editor note

TODO discriminate between stages and organisms

external definition

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

has narrow synonym

tadpole
naiad
zoea
grub
planula
wriggler
caterpillar
trochophore
glochidium
veliger
bipinnaria
ammocoete
leptocephalus
nymph
maggot

id

UBERON:0002548