This is an electronic appendix to the paper by Gage and Freckleton 2003 Relative

testis size and sperm morphometry across mammals: no evidence for an association
between sperm competition and sperm length. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 270, 625—632.
Electronic appendices are refereed with the text. However, no attempt is made to
impose a uniform editorial style on the electronic appendices.
Electronic Appendix A. Absolute values for all comparative data and their sources.
All sperm morphometry data are derived from Gage 1998 and references therein
(electronic appendix : http://www.pubs.royalsoc.ac.uk/publish/pro_bs/jan98pb2.htm).
Testis and body mass data source codes are: a: Harcourt 1991, b: Kenagy &
Trombulak 1986, c: Ginsberg & Rubenstein 1990, d: Hosken 1997, e: Hosken 1998.
SPECIES

SPERM

HEAD

LENGTH LENGTH

MIDPIECE MIDPIECE MITOCHON. FLAGELLUM TESTES

BODY

LENGTH

VOLUME

VOLUME

LENGTH

WEIGHT

WEIGHT

MARSUPIALIA
Dasyuridae
Antechinus stuartii

271.1

11.4

-

-

-

-

350

39

56.5

8.5

8.4

4.0

2.7

39.4

6060

2880

Apodemus agrarius

109.8

8.0

24.8

8.2

7.7

77.0

994

21.8

Apodemus flavicollis

125.3

8.8

23.0

18.1

61.5

93.0

891

29

Apodemus sylvaticus

133.8

9.8

24.0

-

-

100.0

788

23.1

LAGOMORPHA
Leporidae
Oryctolagus cuniculus
RODENTIA
Muridae

Clethrionomys glareolus

86.7

2.1

3.0

-

-

59.0

646

218

Mesocricetus auratus

186.7

15.2

50.5

1.3

30.8

126.4

3170

108

Micromys minutus

63.7

5.7

13.0

-

-

45.0

178

7.8

Microtus agrestis

103.5

6.9

27.4

-

-

70.0

804

46.4

Mus musculus

123.6

8.1

19.7

18.0

15.0

95.8

119

15.3

Notomys alexis

102.5

6.5

25.0

-

-

70.0

50

34

Notomys cervinus

115

9.0

26.0

-

-

80.0

198

33

Notomys fuscus

106

7.0

22.0

-

-

77.0

67

44

Notomys mitchelli

98

9.0

24.0

-

-

65.0

62

39

Ondatra zibethicus

67.7

-

-

-

-

-

5060

1295

Oryzomys palustris

79.6

5.5

-

-

-

-

400

56

75

5.2

16.7

-

-

53.1

393

19.5
42.4

Peromyscus maniculatus
Phodopus sungorus
Pseudomys apodemoides
Pseudomys australis
Pseudomys delicatulus

118.9

8.2

36.0

20.9

16.2

80.0

930

120

8.0

22.0

-

-

90.0

141

31

122.5

9.0

23.0

-

-

90.5

2242

59

88

4.0

19.0

14.0

12.3

65.0

43

9

129.1

10.0

21.0

-

-

98.0

1084

105

Pseudomys hermannsburgensis

117

9.0

23.0

-

-

85.0

163

18

Pseudomys nanus

127

9.0

22.0

-

-

96.0

1874

78

Pseudomys novaehollandiae

106

6.0

22.0

17.3

15.7

78.0

71

19

Pseudomys shortridgei

96

5.0

22.0

7.1

6.6

69.0

345

78

Rattus exulans

176

12.0

-

-

-

-

2600

60

Pseudomys gracilicaudatus

Rattus norvegicus

190.1

12.1

67.0

40.8

24.0

110.1

4000

500

Rattus rattus

168.5

11.0

65.0

-

-

90.0

7200

169

Sigmodon hispidus

87.2

6.5

17.9

11.4

-

61.8

1730

223

114.1

10.9

11.1

6.3

3.0

92.1

4100

813

Caviidae
Cavia porcellus
Chinchillidae

SPECIES

SPERM

HEAD

LENGTH LENGTH
Chinchilla laniger

46.8

3.8

MIDPIECE MIDPIECE MITOCHON. FLAGELLUM TESTES

BODY

LENGTH

VOLUME

VOLUME

LENGTH

WEIGHT

WEIGHT

4.7

-

-

38.3

5200

422

PRIMATES
Cercopithecidae
Cercopithecus aethiops

94.6

7.5

14.1

12.9

11.3

72.9

13000

4950

Erythrocebus patas

89.5

7.6

12.6

-

-

69.3

7200

10000

Macaca arctoides

89.4

6.7

12.7

-

-

70.0

48150

10510

Macaca fascicularius

77.1

6.6

12.9

-

-

57.0

35200

4420

Macaca mulatta

81.9

6.0

11.9

5.7

5.0

61.6

46200

9200

Macaca nemestrina

90.4

7.3

13.3

-

-

69.9

66700

9980

Papio anubis

73

4.7

8.2

-

-

67.0

93500

26400

Papio cynocephalus

73.4

4.8

9.9

-

-

59.8

76600

28610

Theropithecus gelada

87.3

6.7

12.1

-

-

68.5

17100

20400

63.5

6.9

7.9

-

-

48.8

5500

5500

Gorilla gorilla

61.2

4.8

11.7

-

-

41.0

29600

169000

Pan troglodytes

69.9

5.3

7.5

4.3

4.0

57.1

118800

44340

Pongo pygmaeus

66.6

5.3

9.0

-

-

52.3

35300

74640

57.4

5.0

4.7

2.0

1.8

48.4

40500

65650

50

5.0

4.4

1.4

1.2

-

1300

320

0.0

-

Hylobatidae
Hylobates lar
Pongidae

Hominidae
Homo sapiens
Callithricidae
Callithrix jacchus
Cebidae
Cebus apella

84.1

8.4

12.0

0.0

-

63.8

9100

2600

Saimiri sciurus

69.2

5.1

9.0

3.3

2.9

55.3

3200

780

Pteropus alecto

65.6

6.4

19.2

-

-

40.0

5100

800

Pteropus poliocephalus

60.1

5.1

23.0

17.0

14.3

32.0

6750

677

Pteropus scapulatus

103.8

8.0

22.5

17.6

-

73.4

5300

400
23

CHIROPTERA
Pteropodidae

Vespertilionidae
Antrozous pallidus

58.6

3.6

12.0

43.4

-

43.0

181.2

Chalinolobus gouldii

58

4.0

9.0

-

-

45.0

14.5

14

Myotis lucifugus

51

4.3

12.7

13.9

12.7

34.0

54.1

6.8

Nyctophilus geoffroyi

53

4.0

6.0

-

-

43.0

23

6.5

Nyctophilus timoriensis

52

4.0

8.0

-

-

40.0

30

13.5

Pipistrellus subflavus

79.1

5.6

10.4

5.3

-

70.0

28.6

5

Plecotus rafinesquii

54.6

4.3

9.3

11.5

-

41.1

377

9

90

6.0

-

-

-

-

2310

665

64

7.6

12.4

20.7

-

48.6

9000

5069

80

-

-

-

-

-

14400

14515

54.1

6.0

6.7

-

-

41.5

63600

29000

47.3

8.1

10.9

-

-

28.8

36000

172000

40

-

-

-

-

-

11000

12300

INSECTIVORA
Erinaceidae
Erinaceus europaeus
CARNIVORA
Canidae
Vulpes vulpes
Mustelidae
Meles meles
PINNIPEDIA
Otariidae
Callorhinus ursinus
ARTIODACTYLA
Suidae
Sus scrofa
Tayassuidae
Tayassu tajacu

SPECIES

SPERM

HEAD

LENGTH LENGTH

MIDPIECE MIDPIECE MITOCHON. FLAGELLUM TESTES

BODY

LENGTH

VOLUME

VOLUME

LENGTH

WEIGHT

WEIGHT

Hippopotamidae
Hippopotamus amphibius

33.5

3.8

7.9

-

-

21.9

650000

1600000

62.5

8.8

-

-

-

-

106000

789000

57

-

-

-

-

-

218000

122000

67.2

8.2

13.7

2.7

-

47.3

133000

63700

52

10.0

7.0

-

-

35.0

76000

71000

56.5

7.6

10.4

-

-

38.5

132000

145000

47.8

5.8

-

-

-

-

1074000

1201000

Aepyceros melampus

46.1

6.5

7.6

-

-

32.0

120000

62500

Alcelaphus buselaphus

48.4

4.8

7.2

-

-

36.3

107000

132000

Bos taurus

62.5

8.0

12.2

3.8

3.1

42.2

681000

630400

Connochaetes taurinus

46.8

5.0

7.9

-

-

33.9

306000

227000

Damaliscus dorcas

50.8

4.5

7.7

-

-

38.6

160000

72500

Ovis aries

55.2

7.5

12.1

6.3

4.9

42.5

318800

35000

Tragelaphus strepsiceros

45.5

6.4

9.0

-

-

30.3

92000

248000

56

-

-

-

-

-

1729000

32658500

60.6

6.8

9.8

-

-

43.8

416000

450000

50

-

-

-

-

-

1150000

386000

59

7.5

10.6

-

-

40.0

4000000

4545000

60.9

6.8

9.7

-

-

42.8

4530000

4365000

Cervidae
Alces alces
Cervus elephas
Dama dama
Odocoileus virginianus
Rangifer tarandus
Giraffidae
Giraffa camelopardalis
Bovidae

CETACEA
Balaenopteridae
Megaptera novaeangliae
PERISSODACTYLA
Equidae
Equus caballus
Equus grevyi
PROBOSCIDEA
Elephas maximus
Loxodonta africana