- 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].
Crustacea glossary. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. 2011.