Fish Physiology and Biochemistry

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 165–166

Gonadal sex differentiation in protandrous anemone fish, Amphiprion clarkii

  • S. Miura
  • T. Komatsu
  • M. Higa
  • R.K. Bhandari
  • S. Nakamura
  • M. Nakamura
Article

DOI: 10.1023/B:FISH.0000030513.05061.88

Cite this article as:
Miura, S., Komatsu, T., Higa, M. et al. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry (2003) 28: 165. doi:10.1023/B:FISH.0000030513.05061.88

Abstract

To clarify the process of sex differentiation in protandrous anemone fish, histological structure of their gonads was examined from 1 day to 214 days after hatching (dah). Gonadal development was first characterized by differentiation of ovarian tissues at 61 dah, followed by interspersed appearance of testicular tissues in the ovary at 214 dah.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Miura
    • 1
  • T. Komatsu
    • 1
  • M. Higa
    • 1
  • R.K. Bhandari
    • 1
  • S. Nakamura
    • 1
  • M. Nakamura
    • 1
  1. 1.Sesoko Station, Tropical Biosphere Research CenterUniversity of the RyukyusMotobu, OkinawaJapan