Semelparity

∞ generated and posted on 2016.12.25 ∞

Single reproductive episode per lifetime.

Similarly, semelparity can be described as producing a single of offspring over a . Specifically, though, these are organisms that are not able to produce more than one such batch of progeny.

The advantage of semelparity is that it allows an organism to invest maximally in reproduction, resulting in greater clutch size, greater , or shorter generation times. The disadvantage is an organism gets only one chance to reproduce, regardless of whether that turns out to be a good time to do so or, instead, a not so good time.

See also and . Contrast with iteroparity.


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