Are scallops male or female?

Chef's answer
They are either male or female. Other species are hermaphrodites so a single scallop has both male and female reproductive organs at the same time. A few scallops are male when they are young and they become female when they grow older. Red roe comes from female scallops.
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They are either male or female. Other species are hermaphrodites so a single scallop has both male and female reproductive organs at the same time. A few scallops are male when they are young and they become female when they grow older. Red roe comes from female scallops.
Coloration. In the ocean, male and female salmon are both silver in color. However, as spawning time arrives, the male salmon typically displays brighter color changes
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Lobstermen agree that the female is a better choice. Female lobsters may have roes, or unfertilized eggs which are tasty and considered as delicacy. Also, female lobsters have more tail breadth which means more meat. They need the extra size for carrying the eggs.
Use these pointers to tell the difference. The top set of swimmerets (or feelers) on a female's tail are soft, translucent, and crossed at the tips. A male's swimmerets are bony, opaque, and point up toward his body. A female lobster has a broader tail to accommodate the roe.
Male versus female lobsters If you prefer claw meat, go for a male. If you favor tail meat or love the roe, a female is the best option. No matter your preference, you're certainly in store for a decadent and luxurious meal.16 May 2019
henIf they were mature salmon, myself and the fishermen I know would call them "hen" for female and "buck" for male.
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