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Any of various fishes, especially the tilapias and other cichlids, that hold their eggs and sometimes their developing young in the mouth.
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(ˈmaʊθˌbruːdə) or


(Animals) any of various African cichlid fishes of the genera Tilapia Haplochromis that carry their eggs and young around in the mouth
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These findings are consistent to many previous studies in fish such as the rohu labeo Labeo rohita from Ganga basin in India (Mir et al., 2013), silver perch Leiopotheron plumbeus from three lakes in the Philippines (Quilang et al., 2007), Gunther's Mouthbrooder Chromidotilapia guntheri from three coastal rivers of Africa (Boussou et al., 2010), the three populations of orange-fin labeo Labeo cabasu from two isolate rivers in Bangladesh (Hossain et al., 2010) and spotted snakehead Channa punctatus from three Indian rivers (Khan et al., 2013).
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