T. longicaudatus is known to exhibit several major reproductive strategies: individuals can be sexual (either male or female with populations that are either half male and half female or are female-biased), parthenogenetic, or hermaphroditic. What is interesting about T. longicaudatus is that different populations exhibit a different reproductive strategy or combination of strategies. This fact suggests that these different reproducing populations might be considered different subspecies or species in the future.
CONSERVATION STATUS Not listed by the IUCN.
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