Hermaphrodites that function as females before males [Butler, T.H.].
Hermaphroditic condition with female elements maturing and being released before maturation of male elements [McLaughlin, 1980].
Used of hermaphroditism when the functional female precedes the male stage [Holdich and Jones, 1983].
(Order Isopoda):
In hermaphroditic forms, becoming a functional female producing eggs before becoming a functional male producing spermatozoa [Kensley and Schotte, 1989].
(Order Isopoda):
In sequential hermaphroditic forms, becoming a functional female (producing eggs) before become a functional male (producing spermatozoa) [Wetzer et al. 1997].

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