What fish start life as males but then transform into the females of the species for the rest of their lives?
#57000. Asked by kaylofgorons. (May 01 05 4:23 PM)
I had heard that Sea-horses do that, but I seriously don't know if that's true. :)
May 01 05, 5:44 PM
I doubt it.
many fish can do that... clownfish are one of them.
[May 01 05 10:02 PM] TheAlphaWolf writes:
what you might be thinking about the sea horses is that it's the males who "give birth" to the young. The lazy females (lol... jk... there's a good reason why females don't have the babies) deposit the fertilized eggs in the male's pouch where the male cares for them and then when they're ready he gives birth. Then the babies are left to fend for themselves.
sea dragons do that too.... but they don't have pouches. The female puts the eggs in the male's underside.
May 01 05, 6:34 PM
Well, here's an article on a whole group of transgendering and hermaphroditic fish:
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