brood pouch


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brood pouch

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brood pouch

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1. (Zoology) a pouch or cavity in certain animals, such as frogs and fishes, in which their eggs develop and hatch
2. (Zoology) another name for marsupium
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Sea dragons are closely related to pipefish and seahorses, which have the benefit of carrying their eggs in a brood pouch.
The seahorse is unique in the animal kingdom in that it is the male rather than the female which carries the babies and gives birth to them via a special brood pouch on their stomach.
The female Argonauta uses specially adapted tentacles to secrete a paper-thin case or brood pouch of calcite to hold and protect her eggs.
FASCINATING FACT Daddy penguin balances the egg on his foot and keeps it warm with his brood pouch (a layer of skin and feathers).
Nomenclature pertaining to principal body and tail ridges follows Dawson (1985) and that pertaining to brood pouch morphology follows Herald (1959).
The male then fertilizes the eggs, and the brood pouch - which consists of two flaps - glues itself together in the middle.
Oostegites large relative to body size, almost completely covering whole body ventrally and somewhat visible dorsally; oostegite 1 semicircular anteriorly, produced into posteriorly extended slender terete posterolateral projection, internal ridge bearing only sparse simple teeth; other oostegites strongly overlapping and fully enclosing brood pouch.