- Hermaphrodites that function as males before females [Butler, T.H.].Hermaphroditic condition with male elements maturing and being released before maturation of female elements [McLaughlin, 1980].Used of hermaphroditism when the functional male precedes the female stage [Holdich and Jones, 1983].(Order Isopoda):In hermaphroditic forms, becoming a functional male producing spermatozoa before becoming a functional female producing eggs [Kensley and Schotte, 1989].(Order Isopoda):In sequential hermaphroditic forms, becoming a functional male (producing spermatozoa) before become a functional female (producing eggs) [Wetzer et al. 1997].
Crustacea glossary. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. 2011.