A social basis for the development of primary males in a sex-changing fish.

@article{Munday2006ASB,
  title={A social basis for the development of primary males in a sex-changing fish.},
  author={Philip L Munday and J Wilson White and Robert R. Warner},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={273 1603},
  pages={2845-51}
}
An example of alternative male strategies is seen in diandric protogynous (female first) hermaphrodites, where individuals either mature directly as male (primary males) or first reproduce as female and then change sex to male (secondary males). In some sex-changing fishes, the testes of primary males appear anatomically similar to those of non-sex-changing species, whereas the testes of secondary males have anatomical evidence of their former ovarian function. Here, we provide evidence that in… CONTINUE READING

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