Data about Insecta

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Physical Description

 
sexual dimorphism
  • sexual dimorphism
    Sexual dimorphism is a phenotypic difference between males and females of the same species. The prototypical example is for differences in characteristics of reproductive organs. Other possible examples are for secondary sex characteristics, body size and morphology, ornamentation and behavior.
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Dimorphism
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appendages
  • appendages
    appendages differ between males and females. Includes the number, size and shape of locomotory and sensory appendages such as antennae, legs, wings, and fins, as well as non-genital appendages modified to act as intromittent organs. Tail dimorphisms are not included.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/appendagesDimorphic
Fairbairn, 2013  
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dwarf males
Fairbairn, 2013  
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female larger
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genital opening
  • genital opening
    genital opening differs between males and females
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/genitalOpening
Fairbairn, 2013  
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integument
  • integument
    integument differs between males and females. Includes the size, number, distribution or shape of cilia, scales, spines, hooks, bristles, feathers, hair, horns and teeth. Although not integmental structures, the antlers of mammals are included in this category because they are analogous in function to the sexually-selected horns and spines of other animals.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/integumentDimorphic
Fairbairn, 2013  
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intromission
Fairbairn, 2013  
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male larger
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sexes colored or patterned differently
  • sexes colored or patterned differently
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Sexes_colored_or_patterned_differently
Fairbairn, 2013  
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sexes shaped differently
Fairbairn, 2013  

Ecology

 
habitat
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aquatic habitat
Environments - EOL project  
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ocean
  • ocean
    Continuous saline-water bodies that surround the continents and fill the Earth's great depressions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000015
Environments - EOL project  

Life History and Behavior

 
reproduction
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asexual reproduction
  • asexual reproduction
    Some members of this lineage are capable of asexual reproduction; offspring arise from a single organism, and inherit the genes of that parent only.
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Asexual
Fairbairn, 2013  
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dioecious
  • dioecious
    Dioecy (Greek: "two households"; adjective form: dioecious) is characterised by a species having distinct male and female organisms.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/dioecious
Fairbairn, 2013  
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simultaneous hermaphrodite
  • simultaneous hermaphrodite
    Some members of this lineage are simultaneous hermaphrodites; a condition of hermaphroditic animals (and plants) in which the reproductive organs of both sexes are present and functional at the same time.
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Simultaneous_hermaphrodite
Fairbairn, 2013  

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