brood-pouch
marsupium (the name applied to the brood-pouch in Syngnathidae and Solenostomidae. In Syngnathidae it consists of a vascularized groove formed by flaps of skin along the underside of the tail of males (subcaudal marsupium); in Solenostomidae it is a pouch formed by the pelvic fins, provided with many long filaments, and found only in the female (ventral fin marsupium))

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • brood pouch — (Order Tanaidacea): Marsupium [Stachowitsch, 1992]. (Order Amphipoda): In female, chamber formed on ventral surface of pereon by oostegites on second to fifth pereopods. (Syn. marsupium) [Stachowitsch, 1992]. (Order Isopoda): Chamber formed on… …   Crustacea glossary

  • brood pouch — noun : a sac or cavity of the body of an animal where the eggs or embryos are received and undergo a part of their development * * * n. a pouch in certain fish, frogs, and invertebrates in which the eggs are protected before hatching …   Useful english dictionary

  • brood pouch — Any space or sac like cavity utilized as a uterus, in which eggs or embryos are developed; a brood chamber, ovisac or marsupium …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Brood pouch (Peracarida) — The marsupium or brood pouch, in peracarida such as amphipods, isopods or cumaceans, is an egg chamber formed by the ventral plates. These are appendices which are attached to the coxae of the first pereopods. Females lay their eggs directly into …   Wikipedia

  • brood-sac — broodˈ pouch or broodˈ sac noun A body cavity, eg in viviparous cockroaches, in which eggs or embryos are received and developed • • • Main Entry: ↑brood …   Useful english dictionary

  • brood chamber — (Order Cumacea): In female, chamber formed on ventral surface of pereon by oostegites on last (third) maxillipeds and on first three pereopod pairs. (Syn. brood pouch, marsupium) [Stachowitsch, 1992]. (Order Leptostraca): In female, space between …   Crustacea glossary

  • brood chamber — noun 1. : brood pouch 2. or brood nest in a beehive : the part of the comb set aside for brood rearing …   Useful english dictionary

  • brood sac — A pouch formed from either one or two oostegites [Holdich and Jones, 1983] …   Crustacea glossary

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