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Zoologger: Transgender fish perform reverse sex flip

January 9, 2012


January 2012 by Chelsea Whyte Swims both ways (Image: Fred Bavendam/Minden Pictures/FLPA) Species: Cirrhitichthys falcoHabitat: Kuchino-Erabu Island in southern Japan, swapping sexes effortlessly When it comes to selecting mates, hawkfish keep their options open. The flamboyantly coloured reef dwellers start life as females but can transform into males after maturing. Many marine animals do this, […]