Definition of mouthbrooder in English:


Line breaks: mouth|brood¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈməʊθbruːdə


  • A freshwater cichlid fish which protects its eggs (and in some cases its young) by carrying them in its mouth.
    • Sarotherodon and other genera, family Cichlidae
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    • Like them, they are polygamous mouthbrooders with no pair bonds and a tendency to harass females.
    • But his head did not look swollen, like so many other mouthbrooders do when they are holding eggs or fry.
    • Also from what I've heard, keyholes, festivum and kribs are not mouthbrooders; can you confirm this?

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