Does sexual size dimorphism vary with body mass in forest millipedes Centrobolus Cook, 1897?

Abstract :

The objectives of this study were to determine what happened when Sexual Size Dimorphism (SSD) changed with a morphological characterBody mass was correlated with SSD in volumes in the forest millipede genus Centrobolus. There was a significant negative correlation between SSD and body mass (r=-0.76, Z score=-2.25, n=8, p=0.01). SSD was negatively related to male body mass (r=-0.94, Z score=-1.74, n=4, p=0.04). Morphological variance in the polygynandrous reproductive systems occurs with lighter individuals having higher SSD.

Keyword :

Dimorphic, female, male, mass, morphology, ratio, size

Author(s) : Cooper, M.
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Published Issue : 2022 Vol. 17 Supplement

2022 Vol. 17 Supplement