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 (prō′tə-gī′nəs, -jĭn′əs)
Of or relating to an organism, especially a plant, in which the female reproductive organs mature before the male reproductive organs.

pro·tog′y·ny (prō-tŏj′ə-nē) n.


(prəʊˈtɒdʒɪnəs) or


(Biology) (of plants and hermaphrodite animals) producing female gametes before male ones. Compare protandrous
proˈtogyny n
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The reproductive biology of the protogynous hermaphrodite Pimelopton pulchrum (pisces: labridae).
Protogynous hermaphrodite; fished commercially and for sport, although it is listed as "Near Threatened" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources in its Red list of Threatened Species (IUCN, 2014).
albus swamp eels are protogynous hermaphrodites and change naturally from female to male, supposedly in response to environmental cues (24).
The male polymorphism is the consequence of a distinctive reproductive strategy involving protogynous hermaphroditism in some if not all species (Lang 1973; Sieg 1983; Ishimaru, 1985; Larsen 2005).
Both conditions are frequent in tropical American palms, such as in Bactridinae, with Aiphanes being protandrous (Listabarth, 1992b), while Acrocomia, Astrocaryum, Bactris and Desmoncus are protogynous (Scariot & Lleras, 1991; Listabarth, 1992b; Henderson et al.
Less frequently, the initial phase of a young population is female, and individuals are protogynous (Coe 1943), such as the mussel Mytella charruana, in which females are more abundant than males in all size classes (Stenyakina et al.
Anthiines are protogynous hermaphrodites like most groupers.
I found protogynous autumn migration in adult Canada Warblers with females departing prior to males.
Like other epinephelids, the dusky grouper is a slow-growing protogynous hermaphrodite species with late sexual maturation and low natural mortality rates (Manooch and Mason, 1987), and it is also a highly valuable commercial fish (Heemstra and Randall, 1993).
At least some of the species of the family are protogynous hermaphrodites (Sadovy & Donaldson 1995).
Black Sea Bass are protogynous hermaphrodites, and larger fish (>450 mm total length [TL]) tend to be predominantly male (NEFSC (2)).