Female stocky anthias

Female stocky anthias

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Credit: MATTHEW OLDFIELD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Stocky anthias (Pseudanthias hypselosoma). This fish can reach a length of around 19 centimetres and is found in the Indo-Pacific region. It is often seen in large harems with many females and a single male. When the male dies, the dominant female changes sex to replace him. Photographed off Sangalaki Island, in the Sulawesi Sea, Indonesia.

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