Changing sex

Munday, Philip L. (2000) Changing sex. Nature Australia, 26 (11). pp. 51-60.

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Abstract

Most animals are either male of female and remain that way for life. But things are not always so simple for coral-reef fishes. An individual may start life as one sex, then transform to the opposite sex at some stage during its life. Others can also function as both male and female at the same time. Although sex change in fishes has long been recognised, it was previously thought that individuals could change sex only once in a lifetime. Recent discoveries, however, have shown that some fish can change sex (or shift sexual function) more than once.

Item ID: 12971
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: protandry; protogyny; reef fish; sex allocation
ISSN: 1324-2598
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2012 00:33
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960802 Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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