This book is an edited compendium of twenty chapters addressing the evolution, adaptive significance, and genetic and developmental basis of differences between the sexes in body size and morphology. General concepts and methodologies are introduced in Chapter 1, which also includes an overview of variation in sexual size dimorphism SSD with emphasis on extreme dimorphisms i. Chapters present new, comprehensive, comparative analyses of broad-scale patterns of SSD in mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, spiders, and insects, r
Vicentini, R. Sex ratio and size structure constitute basic information in assessing reproductive potential and estimating stock size in fish populations. One hundred fifty-one individuals of Micropogonias furnieri caught by experimental otter trawls, in three zones inner, central, and outer of Sepetiba Bay between October and September were examined.
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Sexual size dimorphism SSD occurs in a wide range of species in birds and other animals, but the magnitude of SSD often varies with environmental conditions. In general, in the developmental stages, the larger sex is more vulnerable to adverse environmental conditions because the larger sex requires more energy than the smaller sex. However, this may not hold true for birds with large brood sizes; the larger sex can acquire more food by suppressing the smaller sex. In addition, most previous studies have been experimental, such as by manipulating clutch size and ectoparasites, which may not reflect natural conditions.
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Sexual dimorphism is the condition where the two sexes of the same species exhibit different characteristics beyond the differences in their sexual organs. The condition occurs in many animals and some plants. Differences may include secondary sex characteristicssize, weight, color, markings, and may also include behavioral and cognitive differences.
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Center for Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, and T. Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. Learn more. Under the influence of natural and sexual selection, males and females will often differ in the costs and benefits of achieving some particular body size; we might therefore expect to find them growing at different rates for different times, and dying on different schedules.