Slugs and Snails

Why are snails both male and female?

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April 08, 2007 5:32AM

snails are both males and females because they have a female

uterus and oviduct and ovaries and they also have male testis and

spermduct. That is the only thing i can really tell you. We will

prolly never know exactly why they are this way. This is the way

that God made them and we should just leave it at that. Snails have

both male and female organs so they are able to reproduce without a

mate. This may seem like a pointless answer but there is a

difference in reproducing and creating genetic diversity. Genetic

diversity is achieved when two snails mate together. Now how which

one "plays" male and which one is female when they do breed is

quite thought provoking.

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