brood pouch


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brood pouch

a pouch or cavity in certain animals, such as the male seahorse, in which eggs are contained and hatched.
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Side of tail mainly tan shading to brownish caudad; brood pouch folds pale with light shading of grey, mostly concentrated along posterior margin of pouch; venter of tail elsewhere mainly tan shading to brownish caudad; pectoral and anal fins pale to transparent; dorsal fin rays each with 2-3 dark markings, otherwise pale; caudal fin dark brown with narrow pale margin.
ib] = the time elapsed between release of young and deposition of a new clutch of eggs into the male's brood pouch.
The knob that Sacculina forms sits exactly where the crab's brood pouch would be--and the crab treats the parasitic knob like her own offspring
The radioactively labelled eggs could then be tracked using special instruments which registered how the nutrients moved from the embryos into the brood pouch and furthermore into the body of the male pipefish.
Two paleontologists (fossil scientists) think it could be a brood pouch, a sac in which mother trilobites carried their offspring 500 million years ago.
They are in a brood pouch formed by flat plates that grow from the female's legs.
The young chick is then brooded in the guard phase, spending time balanced on its parent's feet and sheltered in the brood pouch.