A salamander larva



  • An early stage of growth for some insects and amphibians, in which after hatching from their egg, insects are wingless and resemble a caterpillar or grub, and amphibians lack limbs and resemble fish.
  • An animal in the aforementioned stage.
  • A form of a recently born or hatched animal that is quite different from its adult stage.


  • From Latin larva ("ghost-like, masked").

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