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Small individuals had a significant tendency to act as the male and positively selected large snails as the female partner in both triple combinations.However, the large individual acted as both the male and the female with nearly equal frequency.In some simultaneous hermaphrodites, individual gender role is clearly separated between mating partners, with one acting as the sperm donor (the male role) and the other acting as the sperm recipient (the female role).We can distinguish individual gender roles easily in this case.Smaller individuals tended to play the “male” role (sperm donor), and larger snails the “female” (sperm recipient).

In the present study, we conducted experiments on mating behavior in order to determine whether the size advantage model can explain the relation between the body size and gender role in a simultaneous hermaphroditic freshwater snail, , which continues to grow even after sexual maturation.A hypothesis was constructed based on the size advantage model: small snails should prefer to act as the male, and large snails as the female.This hypothesis was initially based on the sequential hermaphroditic sex-changing pattern.In porn, this means a person with a penis and a vagina performing in sex scenes.In reality, the genitalia looks more like a mash-up of both and lack the typical functions you would expect.

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