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It's a commonly known 'fun fact' that male seahorses are the ones that give birth, but that does not make sense to me. As far as I am aware, the biological definition of male and female relates to their role in reproduction. During the pregnancy a male seahorse has a pouch similar to a uterus and a placenta that contains the embryos, does that not just make it female? How is it still a male seahorse?

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If you go on Wikipedia and search for 'female', you will see that the sex defined as female is the one which produces the ovum. Male seahorses produce sperm cells.

To answer your question in the title, if you search for 'seahorse'on Wikipedia, you will see that the females deposit the eggs in the breeding pouch of the male, who incubates them until they emerge and are released in the water.

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