iteroparous


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iteroparous

[‚īd·ə·rə′par·əs]
(zoology)
Capable of breeding or reproducing multiple times.
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argentinum populations studied are oviparous, iteroparous, and sequential incubators, producing offspring throughout the year.
Management practices based on short-term studies of iteroparous organisms might lack sufficient and critical information to accurately assess environmental needs.
The western cottonmouth, Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma, is an iteroparous pit viper that inhabits a wide variety of habitats (Gloyd and Conant, 1990; Werler and Dixon, 2000).
Horseshoe crabs are iteroparous, and adults migrate annually from the ocean or deep bay waters to spawn on estuarine beaches (Swan 2005, Moore & Perrin 2007).
This suggests an iteroparous reproductive strategy wherein the ovaries contain an immature cohort characterized by previtellogenic oocytes and oogonia and a second cohort that eventually undergoes vitellogenesis and matures.
Based on such past observation of nonvent gastropods, the bimodal nature of the histograms would suggest the vent limpets are iteroparous although the curvilinear relationship between size and fecundity in lepetodrilids would support semelparity.