Ceriodaphnia pulchella (Waterflea):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  std  

MRE = 0.042
SMSE = 0.045

Zero-variate data
ab3.5 3.495 (0.001364)dage at birthBoerVijv1995
tp 5 5.262 (0.05231)dtime since birth at pubertyBoerVijv1995
am140 140 (9.402e-05)dlife spanguess
Lb0.004 0.004061 (0.01529)cmtotal length at birthguess
Lp0.025 0.02387 (0.04532)cmtotal length at pubertyVijv1980
Li0.09 0.08762 (0.02639)cmultimate total lengthnina
Wdi4.67 4.668 (0.0003382)mugultimate dry weightMich2005
Ri 2 1.881 (0.0597)#/dmaximum reprod ratecst
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.1487)time since birthlengthVijv1980
Tab see Fig. 2 (0.06604)temperatureage at birthVijv1980
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalCeriodaphnia pulchellaUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02058cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9987-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 1049J/d.cm^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8001-growth efficiency


  • parthenogenetic reproduction, continuous moulting; cladocerans reach maturity in 3-8 moults
  • weight W = exp(1.807 + 2.517 * ln(L)); the weight (mug) and L the body length (mm) (ref: Mich2005)


  • [nina] http://www.nina.no/archive/nina/PppBasePdf/NINA-Infomateriell/2007/krepsdyrfaktaark/walseng_Ceriodaphnia pulchella.pdf.
  • [BoerVijv1996] M. Boersma and J. Vijverberg. Food effects on life history traits and seasonal dynmaics of Ceriodaphnia pulchella. Freshwater Biol., 35:25--34, 1985.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [Mich2005] E. Michaloudi. Dry weights of the zooplankton of lake mikri prespa (macedonia, greece). Belg. J. Zool., 135:223--227, 2005.
  • [Vijv1980] J. Vijverberg. Effect if temperature in laboratory studies on the development and growth of cladocera and copepoda from Tjeukemeer, the Netherlands. Freshwater Biol, 10:317--340, 1980.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2011/12/19 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/10/26)

accepted: 2016/01/10

refer to this entry as: AmP Ceriodaphnia pulchella version 2016/01/10 bio.vu.nl/thb/deb/deblab/add_my_pet/