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mouthbrooder Syllabification: mouth·brood·er
Pronunciation: /ˈmouTHˌbro͞odər/

Definition of mouthbrooder in English:


A freshwater cichlid fish that protects its eggs (and in some cases its young) by carrying them in its mouth.
  • Sarotherodon and other genera, family Cichlidae
Example sentences
  • 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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