Daphnia longispina (Waterflea):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  std  

MRE = 0.102
SMSE = 0.085

Zero-variate data
ab1.583 1.438 (0.09194)dage at birth; well fedInglWood1937
ab01.75 1.472 (0.1589)dage at birth; starvedInglWood1937
tp6.167 6.204 (0.006106)dtime since birth at puberty, well fedInglWood1937
tp07.25 8.186 (0.129)dtime since birth at puberty,starvedInglWood1937
am28.2 32.28 (0.1446)dlife span; well fedInglWood1937
am038.5 32.28 (0.1615)dlife span; starvedInglWood1937
Lb0.0627 0.0733 (0.1691)cmbody length at birthInglWood1937
Lp0.2132 0.2051 (0.03807)cmbody length at puberty, well-fedInglWood1937
Lp00.1562 0.1813 (0.1608)cmbody length at puberty, starvedInglWood1937
Li0.29 0.2887 (0.004321)cmultimate body length, well fedInglWood1937
Li00.21 0.2094 (0.003094)cmultimate body length, starvedInglWood1937
Wdb3.33e-06 3.635e-06 (0.09159)gdry weight at birthInglWood1937
Wdp8.76e-05 7.96e-05 (0.09132)gdry weight at pubertyInglWood1937
Wdi0.000199 0.0002222 (0.1164)gultimate dry weightInglWood1937
Ni263 212.2 (0.1932)#life time reprod output; well fedInglWood1937
Ni0 88 104.1 (0.1834)#life time reprod output; starvedInglWood1937
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.06152)time since birthbody lengthInglWood1937
tL0 see Fig. 1 (0.03887)time since birthbody lengthInglWood1937
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalDaphnia longispinaUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02046cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.5568-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 5687J/d.cm^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8009-growth efficiency


  • Weight - length: Dry weight in mg = 0.0116*(body length in mm)^2.67 (ref: Bums1969)


  • [Wiki] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphnia_longispina.
  • [Bums1969] C. W. Bums. Relation between filtering rate, temperature, and body size in four species of Daphnia. ASLO, 15:693--700, 1969.
  • [InglWood1937] L. Ingle, T.R. Wood, and A. M. Banta. A study of longevity, growth, reproduction and heart rate in Daphnia longispina quantity of food as influenced. J. Exp. Zool., 76(2):325--352, 1937.
  • [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, 2017/08/22

accepted: 2017/08/22

refer to this entry as: AmP Daphnia longispina version 2017/08/22 bio.vu.nl/thb/deb/deblab/add_my_pet/