semelparous


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semelparous

A near-obsolete term for reproducing once in a lifetime.
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Facultatively semelparous individuals lie intermediate to obligately semelparous and iteroparous conditions and may provide excellent insights into the question of whether to invest in a single brood or to attempt a second.
Fire can, however, indirectly cause shoot mortality by stimulating flowering, because shoots are semelparous.
All species return to their natal streams to deposit eggs; most species are semelparous, spawning once before dying, though some steelhead and most cutthroat trout are iteroparous, maintaining the ability to migrate back to sea after spawning and to return to spawn again.
The kind of accelerated aging that we observe in marigolds is typical of semelparous organisms whose life histories culminate in a single act of reproduction following growth.
Semelparous animal populations are particularly susceptible to overexploitation.
For this estimation the information in Table 1 is used, excluding the plants because the adult size is not well defined, and the salmon because it is semelparous with a fixed life-span.
Some species are semelparous and others iteroparous, the age and size at first reproduction may differ, and some species have an additional (asexual) mode of reproduction, while others do not.
The organism is assumed to be semelparous and to reproduce asexually while in age class 5.
And all are semelparous, which means they die after spawning once.
Flowering, die-back and recovery of a semelparous woody bamboo in the Atlantic Forest.
Like most incirrate octopuses, this species is semelparous and, therefore, females die after a single batch of eggs hatch (High, 1976).
This small mammal has the peculiarity of being semelparous, meaning that its life cycle is reduced to one reproductive event (1 year in this case), where males die after reproduction and females after the weaning of the offspring (Pine et al.