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  • In these forms the pregnant female, instead of laying eggs, as Diptera usually do, or even producing a number of minute living larvae, gives birth at one time but to a single larva, which is retained within the oviduct of the mother until adult, and assumes the pupal state immediately on extrusion.
  • The oviduct of Lumbricus) are parts of the coelomic wall itself, which have grown out to the exterior.
  • We have here clearly a case of a true coelomoduct performing the function of an oviduct in both leeches and Eudrilidae.
  • In the former, the duct, leading from the ovarian sac, and swelling along its course into the spherical sac, the "spermatheca," is highly suggestive of the oviduct and receptaculum of the Eudrilidae.
  • In some forms this receptacle acquires a separate external opening remaining connected with the oviduct internally.

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