which derives from Hermaphroditus (Ἑρμαφρόδιτος), the son of Hermes and Aphrodite in Greek mythology.
According to Ovid, he fused with the nymph Salmacis resulting in one individual possessing physical traits of male and female sexes; Alexander ab Alexandro stated, using the term hermaphrodite, that the people who bore the sexes of both man and woman were regarded by the Athenians and the Romans as monsters, and thrown into the sea at Athens and into the Tiber at Rome.
Hermaphroditic Fish Many species of fish are hermaphroditic, meaning they have both male and female reproductive organs.This contrasts simultaneous hermaphrodites, in which an individual may possess fully functional male and female gonads. We are glad to present you our large collection with high quality stream movies! All galleries and links are provided by 3rd parties. Some species are characterized as sequential hermaphrodites, which means they hatch as one sex and then change sex later in life, depending on the population size and availability of mates.Others are simultaneous hermaphrodites, which means the fish can fertilize its own egg with sperm.