Eubosmina coregoni (Waterflea):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  std  

MRE = 0.092
SMSE = 0.129

Zero-variate data
am140 140 (9.378e-05)dlife spanguess
Lb0.025 0.02225 (0.11)cmtotal length at birthguess
Lp0.042 0.042 (0.0001039)cmtotal length at pubertyVijv1980
Li0.08 0.09096 (0.137)cmultimate total lengthVijv1980
Wdi 13 12.94 (0.004806)mugultimate dry weightCulvBouc1985
Ri 5 4.801 (0.03984)#/dmaximum reprod rateLageSven2002
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.05288)time since birthlengthVijv1980
Tab see Fig. 2 (0.3924)temperatureage at birthVijv1980
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalEubosmina coregoniUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02296cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.4882-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 1400J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8012-growth efficiency


  • parthenogenetic reproduction, continuous moulting; cladocerans reach maturity in 3-8 moults (ref: nina)
  • log10(W in mug) = 1.11 + 2.96 * log10(L in mm) (ref: VijvFran1976)
  • W in mug = 21.9128 * (L in mm)^2.3372 (no eggs) (ref: CulvBouc1985)


  • [nina] coregoni.pdf.
  • [CulvBouc1985] D. A. Culver, M. M. Boucherie, D. J. Bean, and J. W. Fletcher. Biomass of freshwater crustacean zooplankton from length-weight regressions. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci., 42:1380--1390, 1985.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [LageSven2002] R. Lagergren, J.-E. Svensson, and N. Lundqvist. Clutch size variation and morphology in a cyclomorphic Bosmina population. J. Plankton Res, 24:653--659, 2002.
  • [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.
  • [VijvFran1976] J. Vijverberg and T. H. Frank. The chemical composition and the enregy contents of copepods and cladocerans in relation to their size. Freshwater Biol, 6:333--345, 1976.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2011/12/17 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/10/26)

accepted: 2016/01/10

refer to this entry as: AmP Eubosmina coregoni version 2016/01/10