Even so, plants always need pollinators, or at least a strong wind, to move the pollen to the stigma. When tunicates reproduce, each organism releases sperm into the environment. Bacteria reproduce asexually, which is different from a hermaphrodite. The males have a penis and the females have an almost identical looking enlarged clitoris. Other plants are not hermaphrodites, and produce only one type of flower. Each tunicate can also receive sperm from the environment to fertilize their eggs. A hermaphrodite, while it can reproduce with itself, is still using sexual reproduction. Scientist often cannot tell which individuals are male and which are female until the females become pregnant.


Sometimes the genders pair off equally, one male for one female.

Other times, one male or female will breed with a large group of the other gender.

Earthworms spend their days deep beneath the soil, burrowing in random directions and aerating the soil.

Two earthworms could be only a short distance apart, and never come into contact.

When they copulate, both organism give a gamete and receive a gamete.

When they separate, each earthworm wraps its eggs in a cocoon and deposits them in a safe location.

A hermaphrodite is an organism with both male and female genitalia.

In sexually reproducing organisms, males have organs that produce male gametes, usually sperm.

Because of this isolated lifestyle, it is important for the worms to be able to reproduce successfully when they meet.