Cannibalism in animals
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In zoology, cannibalism is where an animal eats its own species. It has been recorded for more than 1500 species  It is quite common with insects, spiders and scorpions. There, the male gets eaten by the female, after having sexual intercourse.
References[change | edit source]
- G. A. Polis, The evolution and dynamics of intraspecific predation. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 12, 225-251 (1981).
Further reading[change | edit source]
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- M. A. Elgar and Bernard J. Crespi (eds.). 1992. Cannibalism: Ecology and Evolution of Cannibalism among Diverse Taxa Oxford University Press, New York. (361pp) ISBN 0198546505