The hawksbill is a small, agile turtle whose beautiful tortoise-colored shell is its greatest liability. Even so, the addition of polyandry and a long generation time i. Minimum viable populations; processes of species extinction. The genetic contribution of the male also was often unambiguously identified.
J Herpetol 30 : 14 — The average size of the Florida box turtle is 4 to 6 inches. Multiple paternity and female-biased mutation at a microsatellite locus in the olive ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys olivacea.
Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. The advantage of larger males over smaller males in fertilizing females may be a result of larger males winning access to females in aggressive bouts with other males or larger males may be more attractive to females.
The number of alleles, observed H O and expected H E heterozygosity, probability of identity, and probability of exclusion for nine microsatellites in Gopherus polyphemus. Larger males often have been reported as the winners of aggressive interactions Douglass Inbreeding and outbreeding depression in fragmented populations.
Clutches produced by larger females tended to be sired by a single male, whereas clutches of smaller females tended to be sired by multiple males. Increases in the variance of reproductive success i.
There are not many tips available to determine the gender of a Mexican box turtle. But there are some slight differences between a male and female gulf coast box turtle. Finally, I settled for a male turtle. In theory, the wider ring represents a period of good eating, typically the warm season.
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