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patriarch/matriarch family
(english) The condition in Cichlidae where the male defends a large territory, which includes multiple spawning sites of several females. Each female assumes the responsibility of her own brood. The male is polygamous, and clear sexual dimorphism is present. This form takes place among cavity brooders. Also called male-with-harem family. (See also: matriarch/patriarch family)

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