Reproduction in Gammarus (Crustacea, Amphipoda): female strategies

Sutcliffe, David W. (1993) Reproduction in Gammarus (Crustacea, Amphipoda): female strategies. Freshwater Forum, 3(1), pp. 26-64.

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This paper attempts to review the literature on Gammarus and examine how it allocates its internal resources when producing eggs. There is an extensive literature on the fecundity of freshwater species but almost nothing is known about the sizes and energy contents of the eggs. More is known for saltwater species, in which the mean number of eggs per brood is inversely proportional to mean egg size and directly proportional to the female's body size. Theoretical aspects of egg size, numbers and reproductive effort are examined, along with the relation between sizes of eggs, broods and female body size. The reproductive effort and breeding cycles of both saltwater and freshwater species are reviewed, and reproductive strategies assessed.

Item Type: Article
Title: Reproduction in Gammarus (Crustacea, Amphipoda): female strategies
Personal Creator/Author:
Sutcliffe, David W.
Refereed: No
Journal or Publication Title: Freshwater Forum
Volume: 3
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 26-64
Date: 1993
ISSN: 0961-4664
Contact Email Address:
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biological stress; Body size; Clutch; Eggs; Energy resources, Fecundity; Females; Freshwater crustaceans; Reproduction; Reproductive behaviour; Reproductive cycle; Gammarus
Subjects: Ecology
Item ID: 4540
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2010 17:51
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:17

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