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FIGURE 3.9 Egg number per individual increases significantly with body size among species of gonodactylid (open diamonds) and protosquillid (filled squares) reef stomatopods (r2 = 0.55, F = 92.74, P < 0.001, y = 58.71x  1291.69)

FIGURE 3.9 Egg number per individual increases significantly with body size among species of gonodactylid (open diamonds) and protosquillid (filled squares) reef stomatopods (r2 = 0.55, F = 92.74, P < 0.001, y = 58.71x − 1291.69)

FIGURE 3.10 Mean egg size per individual increases significantly with body size among species of gonodactylid (open circles) and protosquillid (closed square) reef stomatopods (r2 = 0.12, F = 9.45, P = 0.003, y = 0.002x + 0.71).

FIGURE 3.10 Mean egg size per individual increases significantly with body size among species of gonodactylid (open circles) and protosquillid (closed square) reef stomatopods (r2 = 0.12, F = 9.45, P = 0.003, y = 0.002x + 0.71).

restricted distributions in reef stomatopods. The latter indicates that most reef stomatopods risk extinction if faced with rapid global environmental changes.

Life history patterns of stomatopods are consistent with those found in other living and fossil groups for reproductive and life history traits, patterns of abundance, and frequency distributions of body size and geographic range. Body size is positively correlated with fecundity and colonizing ability in most marine invertebrates (Reaka, 1979, 1980; Strathmann and Strathmann, 1982; Jablonski and Lutz, 1983; Strathmann, 1985, 1990; Jablonski, 1986b, 1996; Reaka-Kudla, 1991; Roy et al., 2001, 2002; Jablonski



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