Nemo is a Hermaphrodite

By Josh Saul 8 years agoNo Comments

Sex-Changing Clownfish (90-Sec)

Clownfish burst onto the public scene nearly a decade ago with Disney-PIXAR’s now classic animated film “Finding Nemo.” Perhaps unsurprisingly, the film left out a very important part of the clownfish story — that clownfish can actually change their sex in response to their social environment.

It seems pretty obvious why Disney has neglected to go with the scientific truth about young Nemo and his “father”, but some enterprising folk over at The Fisheries Blog have decided to out a few well known Disney stars in this video and post on their site.  If you’re interested in a bit more detail on the sexual developmental lifecycle of our favorite reef fish, be sure to check the video and follow the LINK.

  Fish, Reef

 Josh Saul

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Josh Saul is a technology consultant for large global banks. He has been involved in the aquarium hobby for 20 years and has been SCUBA diving for more than 30.

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