# An animal related question [closed]

Here is an animal related question. It can be an animal or a riddle. Please give answer if you know and give necessary explanation.

Which animal is 6-months male and 6-months female?

• Welcome to Puzzling. Are you sure this is not a trivia on zoology? – ABcDexter Mar 10 '18 at 10:22
• Is a sea horse an animal :-)? – Mea Culpa Nay Mar 10 '18 at 16:08
• I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is not a puzzle. – ABcDexter Mar 10 '18 at 18:02
• @ABcDexter I see no reason to assume this is not a puzzle; it absolutely could be one, and closing because it might not be is presumptuous. @$\!$user45856 Without ruling out the cases mentioned in the current answers, this risks being *too broad*â€”the riddle itself does not seem to exclude those possibilities, and it should, or such answers would seem to fit the riddle at least as well as whatever answer you actually had in mind. I suggest you adjust the puzzle so such answers clearly don't fit, or this will likely be closed. – Rubio Mar 10 '18 at 22:02
• According to Wikipedia, "A rough estimate of the number of hermaphroditic animal species is 65,000" you should put it in your question that it's not a hermaphrodite. 65,000 possible answers is probably too broad :P Even being more precise with "Sequential hermaphroditism" there are likely a lot of possible animals – James Mar 11 '18 at 0:16

## 4 Answers

I think it might be this:

The 12 signs of the Zodiac (greek: "Animal Cycle") are divided into male and female signs, 6 months worth of each.

Clearly, the animal we are talking about is

Doctor Who.

The last six months:

The next six months:

Is the answer

6-months male and 6-months female

can be construed to mean animals which can be male for half the time and female for half the time, i.e. have an equal probabilty of being male and female.

• No, not a good answer. – user45856 Mar 10 '18 at 16:23
• @user45856 It would be hlpful if you could let know why this not a good answer.. posting a hint will help all in solving the puzzle.. – mu 無 Mar 13 '18 at 2:52

I think it is a:

Clown fish (Anemonefish) because "Anemonefish are sequential hermaphrodites, meaning they develop into males first, and when they mature, they become females." Here is an article about them. They can be male for six months and then female for six months due to environmental changes.