Female-female Spawning and Sex Change in a Haremic Coral-reef Fish, Labroides dimidiatus

@inproceedings{Nakashima2000FemalefemaleSA,
  title={Female-female Spawning and Sex Change in a Haremic Coral-reef Fish, Labroides dimidiatus},
  author={Yasuhiro Nakashima and Yoichi Sakai and Kenji Karino and Takahiro Kuwamura},
  year={2000}
}
Abstract In the polygynous coral-reef fish, Labroides dimidiatus, the largest female may complete sex change within a few weeks if the male disappears. We conducted male removal experiments just prior to spawning time. The largest female possessing ovulated eggs spawned in the male role with smaller females, 1–2 hr after the male removal, suggesting that ovulation could not prevent male sexual behavior. During the female-female spawning eggs were actually released, but of course unfertilized… CONTINUE READING

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