brood pouch


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brood pouch

[′brüd ‚pau̇ch]
(vertebrate zoology)
A pouch of an animal body where eggs or embryos undergo certain stages of development.
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1), dorsal fin origin on first tail ring, sub-dorsal rings 6 from posterior 1/4 of first tail ring, brood pouch below 9 tail rings; anal fin excluded from brood pouch; HL 9.
Pereomeres all of nearly same length, their coxal plates reduced or absent; long narrow oostegites extending clear across brood pouch and greatly overlapping opposite ones.
Her eggs are deposited in his brood pouch, where he hangs onto them for two to four weeks until they hatch.
With seahorses, during mating, the female inserts her eggs into a brood pouch in the male, who fertilises and incubates the eggs, which hatch several weeks later as tiny seahorse fry.
Seahorses are asynchronous, indeterminate multiple spawners that provide obligate paternal care in a sealed brood pouch (Boisseau, 1967; Wallace and Selman, 1981).
Fertilised eggs develop in the female's brood pouch for several weeks before the larvae, known as glochidia, are released into the water.
In their bizarre form of reproduction, the male is the one who gets pregnant, carrying the female's eggs in a small brood pouch for weeks before giving birth.