Discuss: What Secrets Can We Learn From A Fish That Changes Its Sex In 10 Days

What Secrets Can We Learn From A Fish That Changes Its Sex In 10 Days

Technology, Nature is amazing. The bluehead wrasse is a fish that lives in small social groups in coral reefs in the Caribbean. Only the male has a blue head – signalling his social dominance over a harem of yellow-striped females. If this male is removed from the group, something extraordinary happens: the largest female in the group changes sex to become male. Her behaviour changes within minutes. Within ten days, her ovaries transform into sperm-producing testes. Within 21 days she appears...

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