Emaphrodite in sex
A closer analogy to hermaphroditism in botany is the presence of separate male and female flowers on the same individual—such plants are called monoecious.Monoecy is especially common in conifers, but occurs in only about 7% of angiosperm species.Intersex describes a wide variety of combinations of what are considered male and female biology.Intersex biology may include, for example, ambiguous-looking external genitalia, karyotypes that include mixed XX and XY chromosome pairs (46XX/46XY, 46XX/47XXY or 45X/XY mosaic).
Since the adults take several years to change from female to male, the broodstock are extremely valuable individuals.
Clinically, medicine currently describes intersex people as having disorders of sex development, a term vigorously contested.
have criticized medical interventions designed to make intersex bodies more typically male or female.
When spotted hyenas were first discovered by explorers, they were thought to be hermaphrodites.
Early observations of spotted hyenas in the wild led researchers to believe that all spotted hyenas, male and female, were born with what appeared to be a penis.