Evolutionary perspectives on hermaphroditism in fishes.

@article{Avise2009EvolutionaryPO,
  title={Evolutionary perspectives on hermaphroditism in fishes.},
  author={John C. Avise and Judith E. Mank},
  journal={Sexual development : genetics, molecular biology, evolution, endocrinology, embryology, and pathology of sex determination and differentiation},
  year={2009},
  volume={3 2-3},
  pages={152-63}
}
Hermaphroditism is a derived and polyphyletic condition in fishes, documented in about 2% of all extant teleost species scattered across more than 20 taxonomic families in 9 orders. It shows a variety of expressions that can be categorized into sequential and synchronous modes. Among the sequential hermaphrodites are protogynous species in which an individual begins reproductive life as a female and later may switch to male, protandrous species in which a fish starts as a male and later may… CONTINUE READING
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