Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Ovigerous Female

Egg-bearing females are called ovigerous. These eggs are orange because they still have a lot of yolk.


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FWC Facts:
Numerous marine species, like blue crabs, redfish, white shrimp, stingrays, tarpon, are found more than 100 miles upstream in the freshwater portions of the St. Johns River.

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