K-strategist

K-strategist

K-strategists are organisms that produce a smaller amount of offspring than R-strategists. They produce organisms that are larger in size, have a longer life expectancy, and can reproduce more than once in their lifetime. The energy used to produce the offspring of a K-strategist is usually high due to its size and ability to survive in its stable environment. Another reason why more energy is used to produce these organisms is because they require a longer time in labor and parental care. Alligators are common example in Florida of k-strategists. Their size and life expectancy (about 50 years) is proof that they are K-strategist.

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