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Stoplight Parrotfish
Sparisoma viride

Parrotfish can change sex. It is believed that sex changes occur when population densities are low, resulting in a lack of breeding males or females.

Primary males are born male, and remain so throughout their lives while secondary males are born female, changing both sex and color to become male. These secondary males are also referred to as super males (pictured)

Cancun, Yucatan

 
Sea Facts:

The Ganges River dolphin is among the four freshwater dolphins found in the world. The other three are the Baiji found in the Yangtze River in China, the Bhulan of the Indus River in Pakistan, and the Boto of the Amazon River in Latin America. These four species live exclusively in rivers and lakes.

 

Stoplight Parrotfish

 
         
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