Asked by ziyam malik on Mar 10, 2024



All K-selected species have fewer,larger offspring than most other species.

K-selected Species

Species characterized by long gestation periods, few offspring, and a strategy focused on survival and longevity over reproduction.


The direct descendants or young produced by an organism, either through sexual or asexual reproduction.

  • Distinguish between K-selected and r-selected species based on their reproductive strategies and offspring characteristics.

Verified Answer

Kylie Naquin

Mar 10, 2024

Final Answer :
Explanation :
K-selected species prioritize the survival and success of their offspring, so they generally invest more resources into each individual offspring, resulting in fewer but larger offspring. In contrast, r-selected species prioritize producing as many offspring as possible with limited resources, resulting in many but smaller offspring.