Intersexuality in Crustacea: an environmental issue?

  title={Intersexuality in Crustacea: an environmental issue?},
  author={Alex T Ford},
  journal={Aquatic toxicology},
This paper aims to give a historical overview of current understanding about intersexuality in crustaceans, assesses gaps in our knowledge and asks whether it should be an environmental concern. The oldest known cases of intersexuality come from 70 million year old fossil crabs whilst the oldest published case of intersex crustacean stems from a 1730 Royal Society report of a gynandromorph lobster. Many crustacean species are sequential hermaphroditic or simultaneous hermaphrodites… CONTINUE READING
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