brood pouch


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

brood pouch

a pouch or cavity in certain animals, such as the male seahorse, in which eggs are contained and hatched.
References in periodicals archive ?
These fertilised, resting eggs remain enclosed in a specially thickened part of the female's brood pouch and, at the mother's next moult they are discarded.
When the embryos were released into the brood pouch, they were removed and transferred to a petri dish filled with sterile ASW and incubated at 22[degrees] C.
1), dorsal fin origin on first tail ring, sub-dorsal rings 6 from posterior 1/4 of first tail ring, brood pouch below 9 tail rings; anal fin excluded from brood pouch; HL 9.
Pereomeres all of nearly same length, their coxal plates reduced or absent; long narrow oostegites extending clear across brood pouch and greatly overlapping opposite ones.
Male and female seahorses mate monogamously within reproductive cycles: the female deposits an entire clutch of eggs into the male's brood pouch (Jones et al.
In their bizarre form of reproduction, the male is the one who gets pregnant, carrying the female's eggs in a small brood pouch for weeks before giving birth.
Seahorses are monogamous; and in a twist on much of nature, the male gives birth from a brood pouch.
He fertilizes the eggs and then carries them to term in a brood pouch.
The cockroach studied, Nauphoeta cinerea, does not lay eggs but develops its young in a brood pouch, and gives birth to live nymphs.
A healthy female crab carries her fertilized eggs in a brood pouch on her underside; she carefully grooms the pouch, scraping away algae and fungi.
From all individuals collected in each net tow, body size, spina length, and the length of the brood pouch (BL) were measured to the nearest 0.
Females brood their eggs and juveniles remain in the brood pouch for a few days after hatching.