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A zebra mbuna (Maylandia zebra) mouthbrooding
The Darwin’s frog (Rhinoderma darwinii) is a mouthbrooder that carries embryos and tadpoles in its vocal sac until they metamorphose into frogs

mouth +‎ brooder.

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mouthbrooder (plural mouthbrooders)

  1. (zoology) Any animal that cares for its offspring, either eggs or juveniles, by holding them in its mouth for extended periods of time.

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