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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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We repeated this analysis for a larger data set consisting of all females wit h brood pouches containing parthenogenetic eggs or embryos (Table 1b).
The brood pouches would have helped young trilobites survive.
The proximate aims are to identify the numbers of females who have contributed eggs to each male's brood; assess the spatial position within brood pouches of multiply mothered clutches of embryos; assess the possibility of cuckoldry by males (as a test of a theoretical prediction that the evolution of high investment in offspring by males is facilitated by an assurance of genetic paternity; Smith 1979); reveal how often individual females distribute batches of eggs to more than one male; and compare all outcomes with those previously reported by Jones and Avise (1997) for a sympatric congener that is more dimorphic in secondary sexual characters, the Gulf pipefish S.
During the breeding season, just after spawning, the eggs are moved to the brood pouches [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2A OMITTED] by the spines and pedicellaria.
When animals became hypothermic, the brood pouches opened and the eggs were released.