Multiple per .

Similarly, iteroparity can be described as producing more than one of offspring over a . Specifically, these are organisms that are able to produce more than one such batch of progeny, not that multiple reproductive episodes inevitably are achieved by all .

The disadvantage of iteroparity is that it does not allow an organism to invest maximally in reproduction, resulting (presumably) in smaller clutch sizes, potentially less , and/or longer generation times.

The advantage is that an organism gets to have more than one chance to reproduce, which is relevant particularly if a given reproductive episode should happen to occur at a not so good time for substantial .

See also . Contrast with semelparity.