iteroparity


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iteroparity

[‚īd·ə·rə′par·əd·ē]
(biology)
Reproduction that occurs repeatedly over the life of the individual.
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It may also facilitate their ability to lay a second brood as large as the first under experimental conditions (Morse 1994), although if individuals in the wild were constrained to lay large second broods, this trait should make iteroparity an even greater obstacle.
Both iteroparity and semelparity have been reported for sphaerids, with life spans usually between 5 mo and 24 mo.
argentinum in both populations that produce offspring year-round could be indicative of iteroparity instead of semelparity, as reported for other species of Musculium inhabiting various environments (Morton 1985, O'Toole & Wilson 2001, Mouthon 2004).