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Sex reversal in the dageraad Chrysoblephus cristiceps (Pisces: Sparidae)

G. A. Robinson
Koedoe | Vol 19, No 1 | a1180 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v19i1.1180 | © 1976 G. A. Robinson | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 August 1976 | Published: 15 August 1976

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G. A. Robinson, Tsitsikama Coastal National Park, South Africa

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Abstract

This paper reports protogynous hermaphroditism in the dageraad Chrysoblephus cristiceps. Mass-length relationships indicate growth changes in male and female fish. Seasonal maturity in dageraad, and hermaphroditism in South African sparid fish are discussed. A regulatory measure for the conservation of dageraad is proposed.

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