Some articles on female, female fecundity:
... are a big you are able to make more eggs so being female when big is advantageous, however the size advantage relationship is really not as simple as the example just mentioned ... In most ectotherms body size and female fecundity are positively correlated ... protandry may occur in populations where female fecundity is augmented with age and individuals mate randomly ...
Famous quotes containing the words fecundity and/or female:
“I dont know what it is about fecundity that so appalls. I suppose it is the teeming evidence that birth and growth, which we value, are ubiquitous and blind, that life itself is so astonishingly cheap, that nature is as careless as it is bountiful, and that with extravagance goes a crushing waste that will one day include our own cheap lives.”
—Annie Dillard (b. 1945)
“The notion of a universality of human experience is a confidence trick and the notion of a universality of female experience is a clever confidence trick.”
—Angela Carter (19401992)