Male seahorses are nature's Mr. Mom, researchers say

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 11:35 in Biology & Nature

Male seahorses are nature`s real-life Mr. Moms - they take fathering to a whole new level: Pregnancy. Although it is common for male fish to play the dominant parenting role, male pregnancy is a complex process unique to the fish family Syngnathidae, which includes pipefish, seahorses and sea dragons.

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