Male or female? Male sheephead (Semicossyphus pulcher) are larger, with black tail and head sections; and wide, reddish orange midriffs. Female sheephead are dull pink with white undersides. To make things more confusing, all sheephead are born female, and change sex following environmental clues we don’t fully understand. Ever spotted one in our Kelp Forest exhibit? Male or female?

Male or female? Male sheephead (Semicossyphus pulcherare larger, with black tail and head sections; and wide, reddish orange midriffs. Female sheephead are dull pink with white undersides. To make things more confusing, all sheephead are born female, and change sex following environmental clues we don’t fully understand. Ever spotted one in our Kelp Forest exhibit? Male or female?

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  1. exsanguination8 reblogged this from montereybayaquarium and added:
    Male. He’s a big guy.
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  6. beccadawn3 answered: Male!
  7. bhevz99 answered: Male
  8. v4n3ss4ismyname answered: FEmale..
  9. harmstrong answered: male
  10. orbiculator answered: protogynous hermaphrodites?
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  14. adventurewithtea answered: male
  15. bvttcheek answered: i think its a male
  16. martyparty23 answered: I think it’s a female in the process of becoming a male
  17. mimimunchkin answered: it’s both male & female!
  18. boundlessvasts answered: flickr.com/photos/… male i guess
  19. sentimento-inesqueciveis answered: malee fuck you -‘-
  20. mariahobbs307 answered: Female, male fish are always more colorful then female!
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  23. louvorapascentar answered: Beautifull, sheephead.
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The Monterey Bay Aquarium, perched on the edge of a world-famous coastline, is your window to the wonders of the ocean. It’s located on historic Cannery Row in Monterey and is open daily except Christmas Day.

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