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(English) In sequentially hermaphroditic species, the color pattern characteristic of smaller sexually mature individuals. Usually, though not always, less gaudy and complex than the terminal-phase pattern developed in most cases following sex change. (See also: sequential hermaphrodite, terminal-phase male)

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