Protandric


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Pro`tan´dric


a.1.(Zool.) Having male sexual organs while young, and female organs later in life.
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Similar to snook, barramundi are protandric hermaphrodites, which means by age four the boys are putting on lipstick and converting to females.
Male penis length increased with SL, a finding that also indicates channeled whelk may not be protandric hermaphrodites.
Pink shrimp are protandric hermaphrodites, generally functioning as males for the first year and a half of their life before developing into terminal females (Butler, 1964), although the age at which individuals change sex can vary from year to year in response to the population structure (Hannah and Jones, 1991; Charnov and Hannah, 2002).
Taylor GR, Wittington JA, Grier HJ (2000) Age growth, maturation and protandric sex reversal in the common snook Centropomus undecimalis, from the east and west coasts of south Florida.
Age, growth, maturation & protandric sex reversal in common snook, Centropomus undecimalis, from the east and west coasts of South Florida.