mouthbrooder


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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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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They are mouthbrooders. The adults safeguard the eggs by holding them in their mouths.