Animal Species With Males Caring for Young Sea Horses

About the behavior of animal species where males care for the young including sea horses.

10 ANIMAL SPECIES IN WHICH THE MALE CARES FOR THE YOUNG

3. SEA HORSES

Among these peculiar-looking fishes, and their close relatives the pipefishes, females deposit up to 200 eggs within the male's brood pouch. The "pregnant" male then carries the eggs around for four to five weeks until they hatch, at which time they are expelled from his body by contractions that closely resemble female labor in mammals.

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