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Q: Gill in Finding Nemo ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Gill in Finding Nemo
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Movies and Film
Asked by: mccook-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 25 Mar 2004 19:49 PST
Expires: 24 Apr 2004 20:49 PDT
Question ID: 320629
What type of fish is Gill (voiced by Willem Dafoe) in the Disney film Finding Nemo?
Subject: Re: Gill in Finding Nemo
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 25 Mar 2004 20:10 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi Mccook!

Gill, voiced by Willem Dafoe in the Disney film Finding Nemo was an Angelfish.

Below you will find online references where you may verify that this
is the correct answewr.

?Gill is an angelfish with a whole bunch of scars over him. It makes
it look like he's had a hard life.?

Source: IMDB


?Special mention must go to the angelfish named Gill, voiced by Willem
Dafoe, the literally scarred veteran who befriends Nemo in the
fishtank. He's the quietly charismatic sort who, unlike Marlin,
encourages Nemo to seize his potential. When Nemo is trapped, Gill
refuses to let the gang help him out, thereby forcing Nemo to swim out
himself. He preaches the "if you believe it, you can do it"

The Green Man Review


Finding Nemo Voices:
Marlin (Dad/clownfish) - Albert Brooks
Dory (Bluefish) - Ellen DeGeneres
Nemo (Son/clownfish) - Alexander Gould
Gill (Angelfish) - Willem Dafoe
Bloat (Pufferfish) - Brad Garrett

Source: Rotten Tomatoes


Here?s a picture of Gill

Here are some images of angelfish.

Search criteria:

IMDB ?Finding Nemo? Defoe +Gill

Gill "Angelfish" Finding Nemo

I hope you find this helpful!

Best regards,
mccook-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Okay, I'm convinced. Gill is an angelfish. Thanks for the thorough
answer, and thanks also to fj-ga for the lagniappe about

Subject: Protandrous hermaphroditism!
From: fj-ga on 26 Mar 2004 06:23 PST
Bit of Nemo trivia - actually Marlin wouldn't have remained as Marlin
but would have become Marline:

"...clown fish, or anemone fish (Amphiprion akallpisos), that live in
close symbiosis with sea anemones on coral reefs in the Indian Ocean.
The fish live in monogamous pairs since there is usually only enough
room for two fish on each anemone. In this case the reproductive
potential of both fish of a pair is limited by a female's ability to
produce eggs since even a small male can produce more than enough
sperm to fertilize all her eggs. Under these circumstances it is most
advantageous for the female to be as large as possible since larger
females lay more eggs than small ones. As one might suspect clown fish
start off life as males and only become females later in life when
they are larger. Here again, sex change is socially controlled. A male
changes into a female only when his female partner is removed and he
is joined by a smaller fish. This is called protandrous

I wonder how Pixar would have explained that to the kiddies?!
Subject: Re: Gill in Finding Nemo
From: moorishidol666-ga on 31 May 2004 10:48 PDT
Actually, Gill is a MOORISH IDOL. Notice the Colouring, Its Black,
White, and Yellow, The exact colour of this fish. Moorish are related
to Angelfishes. But in latin terms, its the only fish in the group,
Zyangadae or whatever. Listen to me, Im right :P

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