Barbronia weberi (Asian Freshwater Leech):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  std  

MRE = 0.086
SMSE = 0.091

Zero-variate data
ah 2 2.017 (0.008317)dage at hatchGoveBain2003
ab 27 25.16 (0.06821)dage at birthGoveBain2003
tp107 105.9 (0.0101)dtime since birth at pubertyGoveBain2003
am152.5 152.7 (0.001566)dlife spanGoveBain2003
L2b0.045 0.0348 (0.2266)cm^2surface at birthGoveBain2003
L2p0.477 0.5214 (0.09305)cm^2surface at pubertyGoveBain2003
L2i0.479 0.5323 (0.1112)cm^2ultimate surfaceGoveBain2003
Wwb0.0012 0.001411 (0.1757)gwet weight at birthGoveBain2003
Wwp0.089 0.08181 (0.08076)gwet weight at pubertyGoveBain2003
Wwi0.091 0.08438 (0.07271)gultimate wet weightGoveBain2003
Ri0.4286 0.4213 (0.01702)#/dmaximum reprod rateGoveBain2003
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL2 see Fig. 1 (0.1691)agesurfaceGoveBain2003
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalBarbronia weberiUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02346cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.6632-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 3448J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7995-growth efficiency


  • Energy conductionce seems to make a jump upwards at birth, which is taken into account


  • [Wiki]
  • [GoveBain2003] F. R. Govedich, B. A. Bain, M. Burd, and R. W. Davies. Reproductive biology of the invasive Asian freshwater leech Barbronia weberi (Blanchard, 1897). Hydrobiologia, 510:125--129, 2003.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2017/09/18

accepted: 2017/09/18

refer to this entry as: AmP Barbronia weberi version 2017/09/18