Elseya dentata (Northern snapping turtle):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  std  

MRE = 0.084
SMSE = 0.075

Zero-variate data
ab183 181.4 (0.008626)dage at birthErnsBarb1989
tp4928 5443 (0.1046)dtime since birth at puberty for femalesKenn1996
tpm3139 2775 (0.116)dtime since birth at puberty for malesKenn1996
am7957 8211 (0.03198)dlife spanAnAge
Lb4.6 4.555 (0.00968)cmplastron length at birthKenn1996
Lp27.6 28.71 (0.04026)cmplastron length at puberty for femalesKenn1996
Lpm 22 22.67 (0.03054)cmplastron length at puberty for malesKenn1996
Li 33 29.79 (0.09722)cmultimate plastron length for femalesKenn1996
Lim 28 26.78 (0.04349)cmultimate plastron length for femalesKenn1996
Wwb18.7 19.42 (0.03861)gwet weight at birthErnsBarb1989
Wwp3900 4862 (0.2468)gwet weight at pubertyguess
Wwpm1975 2227 (0.1276)gwet weight at pubertyguess
Wwi6666 5432 (0.1851)gultimate wet weightguess
Wwim4072 3671 (0.09841)gultimate wet weightguess
Ri0.01096 0.01139 (0.0397)#/dmaximum reprod rateErnsBarb1989
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
LdL_f see Fig. 1 (44.07)carapace lengthchange in carapace lengthKenn1996
LdL_m see Fig. 1 (112.2)carapace lengthchange in carapace lengthKenn1996
tL_f see Fig. 2 (0.1252)time since birthcarapace lengthKenn1996
tL_m see Fig. 2 (0.09053)time since birthcarapace lengthKenn1996
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalElseya dentataUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.01852cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.731-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 17.58J/d.cm^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0019441/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8003-growth efficiency
k 0.3 0.8674-maintenance ratio


  • Herbivorous (ref: Kenn1996)


  • Males are assumed to differ from females by {p_Am} and E_Hb only


  • [Wiki] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elseya_dentata.
  • [AnAge] http://genomics.senescence.info/species/entry.php?species=Elseya_dentata.
  • [ErnsBarb1989] C. H. Ernst and R. W. Barbour. Turtles of the world. Smithsonian Institutiun Press, Washington, 1989.
  • [Kenn1996] R. Kennett. Growth models for two species of freshwater turtle, Chelodina rugosa and Elseya dentata from the wet-dry tropics of Northern Australia. Herpetologica, 50(3):383--395, 1996.
  • [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, 2017/10/09

accepted: 2017/10/09

refer to this entry as: AmP Elseya dentata version 2017/10/09 bio.vu.nl/thb/deb/deblab/add_my_pet/