A carp has a large number of offspring, but predators eat many of them during the first year of life. Once they survive to maturity, they have few predators. What type of survivorship curve does a carp have and why?

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type III, because carp have a low survivorship initially but a high survivorship once they have matured

  

type II, because carp have a steady survivorship throughout their life

  

type III, because carp have a steady survivorship

  

type II, because carp have a high survivorship initially that declines at the end of their life

 

asked Jan 2, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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type III, because carp have a low survivorship initially but a high survivorship once they have matured

 

answered Jan 2, 2013 by Panda ~Expert~ (1,557 points)

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