K-Selected Species: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following is TRUE about K-selected species?

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1. The 'r' in 'r-selected' represents ______.

2. Which of the following is a trait of K-selected species?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of K-selected species in this quiz and worksheet combination. Practice questions help you identify K-selected species and list the various traits of a K-selected species.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this assessment to test your understanding about:

  • What the R in R-selected represents
  • The traits of K-selected species
  • Examples of K-selected species

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding traits of K-selected species and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the R in R-selected
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about K-selected species

Additional Learning

Learn more about population growth and selection strategies in the lesson titled, K-Selected Species: Definition & Examples. Lesson objectives include:

  • Define K-selection and R-selection
  • Understand what the term selected refers to
  • Identify K-selected species traits such as large body size and late reproductive age