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(English) Small packet of sperm surrounded by a capsule produced by males and inserted into females, as in the Poecillidae and the Horaichthyidae. The fertilisation can occur long after this mating. (See also: sperm, fertilization, spermatheca)
(Portuguese) Pequeno "contentor" de esperma produzido pelos machos e inserido nas fêmeas, como nos Poecillidae e Horaichthyidae. (See also: sperm, fertilization, spermatheca)

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