iteroparity


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iteroparity

(it?er-o-par'i-te) [L. iterare, to repeat, + parere, to bear]
The state of reproducing more than once in a lifetime.
See: multiparity
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Females may be unable to predict the environmental conditions their offspring experience during either embryonic development or winter hibernation, thereby favoring a bet-hedging reproductive strategy characterized by extended iteroparity (e.
The r populations, with the higher total fecundity, showed a tendency toward semelparity, and the higher late fecundity in the K-selected populations relative to the r-selected populations, could be interpreted as its tendency towards iteroparity.
Both iteroparity and semelparity have been reported for sphaerids, with life spans usually between 5 mo and 24 mo.
The family Testudinidae, or tortoises, represents demographic extremes of iteroparity.