Single and multiple mating reduces longevity of female dumpling squid (Euprymna tasmanica)
AM Franklin, D Stuart-Fox
Journal of Evolutionary Biology | Wiley | Published : 2017
For many species, mating is a necessary yet costly activity. The costs involved can have an important influence on the evolution of life histories and senescence. Females of many species mate multiply, and this behaviour can inflict a longevity cost. Most studies investigating the effects of multiple mating on female survival have been conducted on insects, and the effects in other taxa are largely unknown. We investigate the effects of both a single mating and a second mating on longevity in female dumpling squid (Euprymna tasmanica), a species in which both sexes mate multiply. Through comparing the longevity of virgin, once‐mated and twice‐mated females, we found that a single mating redu..View full abstract
Awarded by Hermon Slade Foundation
This work was supported by The Hermon Slade Foundation (HSF 08/2).