Sexually Dichromatic Protogynous Angelfish Centropyge ferrugata (Pomacanthidae) Males Can Change Back to Females

  title={Sexually Dichromatic Protogynous Angelfish Centropyge ferrugata (Pomacanthidae) Males Can Change Back to Females},
  author={Yoichi Sakai and K. Karino and T. Kuwamura and Yasuhiro Nakashima and Y. Maruo},
  booktitle={Zoological science},
  • Yoichi Sakai, K. Karino, +2 authors Y. Maruo
  • Published in Zoological science 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Abstract Protogynous hermaphroditism, female-to-male sex change, is well known among reef fishes where large males monopolize harems of females. When the dominant male disappears from a harem, the largest female may change sex within a few weeks. Recently, from experiments with some protogynous haremic fishes in which two males' cohabitated, it was confirmed that sexual behavior and gonads were completely reversible according to individual social status. However, the ability to reverse… CONTINUE READING
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