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simultaneous hermaphrodites


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  • "A type of hermaphrodite which has both male and female organs at the same time and is able to produce both sperm and eggs at the same time. Such an organism is also able to fertilize its eggs with its own sperm (self-fertilization)." --Biology Online

    April 27, 2009

  • Examples of animals that can do this, please?

    April 27, 2009

  • Banana slugs can self-fertilize. But (according to wonkypedia) most simultaneous hermaphrodites (e.g snails) aren't able to do this - they can be either sex but not both at once.

    April 27, 2009