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10 September 2008 Behaviorally Induced Sex Reversal of Metriaclima cf. livingstoni (Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi
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Sex reversal in the Lake Malawi cichlid, Metriaclima cf. livingstoni, was documented. A functional male in an aquarium was separated from three functional females by a divider of clear Plexiglas® sealed to tank walls. After the male was removed, one of the functional females developed male secondary sexual characteristics and fertilized eggs produced by the other females. In a second experiment, 6–7 functional females were placed in tanks without males. Again, sex change was noted with one of the former females fertilizing several broods.

2008 by the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Jay R. Stauffer and Renea A. Ruffing "Behaviorally Induced Sex Reversal of Metriaclima cf. livingstoni (Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi," Copeia 2008(3), 618-620, (10 September 2008). https://doi.org/10.1643/CG-06-143
Received: 13 June 2006; Accepted: 1 December 2007; Published: 10 September 2008
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