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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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There also was a significant positive association between a male's length and the number of embryos in his brood pouch [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 5 OMITTED], which is not surprising given that larger males have larger brood pouches.
The brood pouches of all pregnant males assayed appeared to be completely full of embryos.
When juveniles are ready to feed (with the opening of the stomodeum 254 days after fertilization), they leave the brood pouches.
1993) mentioned the presence of juveniles in dorsal brood pouches.
2] of 200 torr, the brood pouches of an 800-mg animal contained an average of 50 more eggs than those of a 300-mg animal.