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mouthbrooder

any of various African cichlid fishes that retain eggs and young in the mouth, where they are hatched and protected.
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Social and reproductive behavior of three mouthbrooding cardinalfishes, Apogon doederleini, A.
Night spawning and paternal mouthbrooding of the cardinalfish Cheilodipterus quin-quelineatus.
Male size determines reproductive output in a paternal mouthbrooding fish.
Determinate growth in a paternal mouthbrooding fish whose reproductive success is limited by buccal capacity.
Filial cannibalism and reproductive success in the maternal mouthbrooding cichlid fish Pseudo-crenilabrus multicolor.
At the time of collection (see Material, above), no mouthbrooding females could be found.
Chapter 2 neatly describes the diverse ecological niches occupied by furu, including some odd occupations such as 24 species specialized in extracting developing larvae from the mouths of mouthbrooding furu.