Delphinus delphis (Short-beaked common dolphin):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  stx  

MRE = 0.115
SMSE = 0.109

Zero-variate data
tg336 314.1 (0.06515)dgestation timeWiki
tx167.8 167 (0.004465)dtime since birth at weaningWiki
tp2920 2632 (0.09846)dtime since birth at pubertyWiki
am1.022e+04 1.019e+04 (0.003261)dlife spanMurpColl2005
Lb 90 109.5 (0.2171)cmtotal length at birthWiki
Lp180 254.3 (0.4127)cmtotal length at pubertyWiki
Li210 283 (0.3477)cmultimate total lengthWiki
Wwb7500 7595 (0.0127)gwet weight at birthWiki
Wwi1.36e+05 1.31e+05 (0.03671)gultimate wet weightWiki
Ri0.0027 0.002684 (0.005816)#/dmaximum reprod rateWiki
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.06274)time since birthlengthMurpColl2005
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalDelphinus delphisUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02944cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.7388-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 8.1J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.00029251/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7981-growth efficiency
k 0.3 0.284-maintenance ratio


  • In view of low somatic maintenance, pseudodata k_J = 0.002 1/d is replaced by pseudodata k = 0.3


  • [Wiki]
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [MurpColl2005] S. Murphy, A. Collet, and E. Rogan. Mating strategy in the male common dolphin (Delphinus delphis): What gonadal analysis tells us. J. Mammal, 86:1247--1258, 2005.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2009/07/12 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2017/11/11)

accepted: 2017/11/11

refer to this entry as: AmP Delphinus delphis version 2017/11/11