Talk:Sequential hermaphroditism

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Missing information[edit]

This article should include a section on Epiactis prolifera - which is a species that changes sex from female to hermaphrodite at a certain age. This is a third type, which differs from male-to-female and female-to-male sequential hermaphroditism. — Preceding unsigned comment added by RenierKriek (talkcontribs) 05:56, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Added just a mention of Protogynous hermaphroditism, but there is more work needed here. That phenomenon is also quite common in fish, so the sources that say that Epiactis prolifera may be unique among animals are either wrong, or are using some restricted meaning. See Blackeye goby. About other material that is missing, this article: De Mitcheson, Y.S.; Liu, M. (2008). "Functional hermaphroditism in teleosts". Fish and Fisheries 9 (1): 1–43. doi:10.1111/j.1467-2979.2007.00266.x.  says "Protogynous species may show monandry, in which all males are termed secondary males, and derive from functional females, or diandry, in which there are two types of males. Primary males are males at the first sexual maturation, while secondary males arise from a sex change in functional females. A similar dichotomy has been recorded in protandrous species and the corresponding terms are monogyny with secondary females only, and digyny with both primary and secondary females (Reinboth 1967a; Chan and Yeung 1983)." Sminthopsis84 (talk) 15:29, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Needs readability overhaul[edit]

The "ultimate causes" badly needs to be rewritten for clarity. I admit this is not my field, but I'm struggling to follow it. Suggest reading it aloud. 15:44, 3 June 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 118.209.27.29 (talk)

Attention needed[edit]

This article would benefit from being divided into sections (see Wikipedia:Guide to layout#Structure of the article). Let me add that I am delighted to come across an article that actually cites its sources (!); however, it could be greatly improved by using footnotes as per Wikipedia:Footnotes.
-,-~R'lyehRising~-,- 17:53, 17 December 2005 (UTC)

You are right. Needs to be wikified. I'll see what I can do - Marshman 20:46, 19 December 2005 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: Page moved to "Sequential hermaphroditism" per style conventions. -- Hadal (talk) 07:21, 5 June 2011 (UTC)



DichogamySequential Hermaphroditism –Dichogamy is term used mainly in botany, this article covers both zoology and botany. Since the term Sequential hermaphroditism refers to both plants and animals changing the title from dichogamy to sequential hermaphroditism is reasonable. Right now when you search for this term, one is referred to the hermaphrodite wikipedia page, which only briefly talks about this topicCascade22 (talk) 15:30, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Looks a good proposal; but shouldn't it be with a small "h"?--Kotniski (talk) 11:03, 7 May 2011 (UTC)
you are right about the small "h" —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.89.65.187 (talk) 19:08, 18 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Support move to sequential hermaphroditism with a small h. The lead also needs a refactor to comply with MOS:LEAD regardless of whether or not the move goes ahead. Andrewa (talk) 17:33, 7 May 2011 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.