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Lampara net
a surrounding net with the center bagging part in the form of a spoon and two lateral wings, making it possible to retain the shool of fish when the two wings are hauled up at the same time.
Lappet
lobes around margin of the bell of most true jellies
Larva
immature stage of an animal that must metamorphose before assuming adult form and characteristics
Larvae
immature stage of an animal that must metamorphose before assuming adult form and characteristics
Lateral line
sensory canal system running along the flanks (sides) of most fishes and some amphibians that detects water movement, disturbances and vibrations
Leach
to remove unwanted parts of a substance by a percolating or filtering liquid
Littoral
intertidal zone along or on the coastline or shore
Locomotion
act of moving; the ability to move from place to place