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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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Spawning behavior and timing of fertilization in the mouthbrooding cardinalfish Apogon notatus.
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.