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Why animals which undergo external fertilisation lay hundreds of eggs ?

Why animals which undergo external fertilisation lay hundreds of eggs ?

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Pawan Prajapati
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one year ago
These animals lay hundreds of eggs but all the eggs do not fertilise and develop into new individuals. The eggs get exposed to water movement, wind and rainfall. Other animals also feed on eggs. Thus, production of large number of eggs ensure fertilisation of at least few of them.

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