Problem: Compare and Contrast: hermaphroditic vs. epitoky

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A hermaphrodite an organism that has complete or partial reproductive organs and produces gametes normally associated with both male and female sexes. There are multiple types of hermaphrodites. 

  1. Sequential- are hermaphrodites that is born with a certain sex but later changes into the opposite.
    • Protandry: [born as] male to female change
    • Protogyny: [born as] female to male sex change
    • Bidirectional sex changers: born with both sex organs but act as either male or female at different stages of life.
  2. Simultaneous- born with both sex organs, usually uses both organs to self-fertilize.
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Compare and Contrast: hermaphroditic vs. epitoky

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