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brood pouch
(English) Sac-like cavity in the parents body in which eggs are deposited and fertilized and larvae develop, such as in seahorses, also: 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)). (See also: reproduction, larvae, egg)
poche ventrale
(French) Cavité en forme de sac située dans le corps des parents et dans laquelle les oeufs sont déposés et fécondés. La larve s'y développe,comme chez les hippocampes. (See also: reproduction, larvae, egg)
saco ovárico
(Portuguese) Cavidade em forma de saco que algumas espécias possuem e onde depositam os ovos, onde são fertilizados e onde as larvas se desenvolvem ( p. ex. cavalos-marinhos). (See also: reproduction, larvae, egg)

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