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P-ISSN: 2788-8428, E-ISSN: 2788-8436

2022, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part B


Does sexual size dimorphism vary with maximum and minimum temperatures in red millipedes Centrobolus Cook, 1897?


Author(s): Mark Cooper

Abstract: Sexual Size Dimorphism (SSD) and body size variation with minimum and maximum temperature were correlated in the red millipede genus Centrobolus. There was a significant correlation between SSD and minimum temperature (r=0.37, Z score=1.70, n=22, p< 0.05). There was a significant correlation between SSD and the maximum temperature during the month with the highest number of rainy days (r=0.42, Z score=1.97, n=22, p=0.02). Minimum temperature was strongly correlated with latitude (r=0.52, Z score=2.59, n=23, p=0.005). Maximum temperature was strongly correlated with latitude (r=0.55, Z score=2.78, n=23, p=0.003). Minimum temperature was strongly correlated with longitude (r=0.54, Z score=2.63, n=22, p=0.004). Maximum temperature was strongly correlated with longitude (r=0.67, Z score=3.55, n=22, p=0.0002). Variance in the polygynandrous reproductive systems occurs when larger females and higher SSD occur with higher minimum and maximum temperatures during the month with the highest number of rainy days which were strongly correlated with latitude and longitude.

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How to cite this article:
Mark Cooper. Does sexual size dimorphism vary with maximum and minimum temperatures in red millipedes Centrobolus Cook, 1897?. Zool Entomol Lett 2022;2(1):60-65.

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