Does sexual size dimorphism vary with the highest total hours of sunshine in a month in forest millipedes Centrobolus Cook, 1897?

Abstract :

The objectives of this study were to determine what happened when Sexual Size Dimorphism (SSD) and body size changed with an abiotic factorThe highest total hours of sunshine in a month was correlated with body size and SSD in the forest millipede genus Centrobolus. There was a significant negative correlation between SSD and the highest total hours of sunshine in a month (r=-0.38, Z score=-1.74, n=22, p=0.04). There was a difference between the correlation coefficients of SSD with the highest total hours of sunshine in a month and the highest total hours of sunshine in a month with longitude (z=2.00, p=0.05). The highest total hours of sunshine in a month also correlated with precipitation (r=-0.52, Z score=-2.48, n=22, p<0.01), latitude (r=-0.33, Z score=-1.50, n=22, p=0.07), longitude (r=-0.78, Z score=-4.58, n=22, p<0.01), temperature (r=-0.66, Z score=-3.47, n=22, p<0.01), and the month with the highest number of rainy days (r=-0.37, Z score=-1.75, n=22, p=0.04). Variance in the polygynandrous reproductive systems occurs when larger females and higher SSD occur in the month with the lowest highest total hours of sunshine.


Keyword :

Dimorphic, eco-geography, gradient, size, species, sunlight


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


2022 Vol. 17 Supplement