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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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(2000) point out that retention of competent offspring within brood pouches represents a form of extended parental care.
Brood pouches within the head-foot have evolved independently several times within the unrelated caenogastropod super-family Cerithioidea.
guttulatus in the present study may have derived in part from depredation by other fishes during egg transfer to male brood pouches. This depredation occurred during one of three matings witnessed on the grid.
In inhospital conditions, mating spiny water fleas produce "resting eggs" that are first carried in the females' brood pouches and later released to sink to lake sediments, where they lie dormant until the water warms in spring or summer.
Also, these trilobites had brood pouches, Fortey says.