Sexual Pattern of the Labrid Fishes Collected from Kuchinoerabu-jima, Kagoshima, Japan

Joo-Baek Leem, Koichi Sakamoto, Yukinari Tsuruda, Akinobu Nakazono
1998 Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture Kyushu University  
The sexual pattern of the nine species of labrid fishes collected at the Kuchinoerabu-jima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan is described. Histological evidence shows that all nine species are protogynous hermaphrodites. These are: Anampses geographicus, Thalassoma quinquevittata, T. purpureum, Stethojulis trilineata, Halichoeres scapularis, Hologymnosus annulatus, Xyrichtys dea, X geisha, and Epibulus insidiator. Of these, T. purpureum, H. annulatus are diandric. Diandry can not be confirmed in the
more » ... remaining species because sufficient sample sizes of each species could not be collected at this site.
doi:10.5109/24230 fatcat:cky7uek5pfbejliv4kgcsms22e