dwarf male

dwarf male

n
(Zoology) a male animal that is much smaller, and often internally simpler, than its female counterpart. Dwarf males are commonly carried by the female, as in species of angler fish
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According to biologists, the pair in the video was involved sexual parasitism - an inter-dependent mating process in which a dwarf male anglerfish bites into the female in order to fuse permanently with it.
The androdioecious barnacle Octolasmis warwickii Gray, 1825 has two types of sexual expression (Yusa et al., 2010): 1) as a hermaphrodite, attached directly to a host crab (mainly of the family Portunidae), or 2) as a dwarf male, attached to the scutum of a large hermaphrodite, and maturing as male at smaller sizes than the hermaphrodites.
The parental stock used sex-linked dwarf male chickens from a strain developed at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and selected for a high clutch length.
The best males include: Rogersii Nana, the male equivalent of Rogersii; Bronze Knight, a large shrub; Fragrans, smaller and Bowle's Dwarf Male.
pandora to produce either a female or a dwarf male, which has only a nervous system, reproductive organs, and cilia for swimming.
In this paper, the dwarf male is defined as an individual that matures as a male at a much smaller size (ca.
Both species exhibit a highly complex life cycle with numerous stages, including a dwarf male (Figs.
We also present data on female recruitment, density and growth on whalebones, and the acquisition by female Osedax of dwarf male harems during 6 months at Whale-1018.
scripta, a dwarf male pairs with a much larger female, clinched mouth to mouth; and in A.
105), female barnacles with parasitic dwarf males attached are "intersexes" (p.
Tender and soft textured Leaf samples from 4 dwarf males, 4 dwarf females, 4 tall males, 4 tall females, 2 high neera yielding males and 2 high neera yielding females maintained at the field gene bank at Agricultural College and Research Institute Killikulam were used for this study.