What did they forget to tell us about clownfish in the cartoon 'Finding Nemo'?

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BIOLOGY QUESTION #6060

What did they forget to tell us about clownfish in the cartoon 'Finding Nemo'?

They can change sex

Explanation

In the cartoon 'Finding Nemo' they forgot to tell us an interesting fact about clownfish: they can change sex! Clownfish live in groups made up by one reproducing male and one reproducing female, as well as some non-reproducing males. There is a strict dominance hierarchy, based on size. The largest female is found at the top, then the reproducing male, then the smaller non-reproducing males. If the female dies, the reproducing male will change sex and become female. The largest non-reproducing male is then promoted to be reproducing.

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