Geocrinia vitellina (Orange-bellied frog):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  std  

MRE = 0.159
SMSE = 0.169

Zero-variate data
ah 25 28.65 (0.1462)dage at hatchMuelAugu2012
ab 87 80.32 (0.07676)dage at birthMuelAugu2012
ap912.5 894.3 (0.01996)dage at pubertyMuelAugu2012
am2920 2920 (0.0001244)dlife spanMuelAugu2012
Lh0.43 0.3318 (0.2283)cmtotal length at hatchMuelAugu2012
Lb0.58 0.5762 (0.006615)cmtotal length at birthMuelAugu2012
Li2.45 2.837 (0.1578)cmultimate total lengthMuelAugu2012
Wdh0.0053 0.005792 (0.09292)gdry weight at hatchMuelAugu2012
Wwh0.0123 0.02069 (0.6819)gwet weight at hatchMuelAugu2012
Wdb0.0038 0.00358 (0.0579)gdry weight at birthMuelAugu2012
Wwb0.0208 0.01279 (0.3853)gwet weight at birthMuelAugu2012
E0144 144 ( 0)Jenergy in eggMuelAugu2012
Eh127 132.1 (0.04012)Jenergy at hatchMuelAugu2012
Eb 88 76.08 (0.1355)Jenergy at birthMuelAugu2012
Ri0.08219 0.07415 (0.09785)#/dmaximum reprod rateMuelAugu2012
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
aWY see Fig. 1 (0.2671)agedry yolk massMitc2001
aWV see Fig. 2 (0.2213)agedry body massMitc2001
aJO see Fig. 3 (0.2378)ageO2 consumptionMitc2001
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalGeocrinia vitellinaUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02236cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.6374-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 18.9J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8-growth efficiency


  • metamorphosis is at birth; between hatch and birth, the tadpole stays in the egg mass (ref: Mitc2001)


  • Results of this entry are reported in MuelAug2012


  • [Wiki]
  • [Dris1999] D. A. Driscoll. Skeletochronological assessment of age structure and population stability for two threatened frog species. Australian Journal of Ecology, 24:182--189, 1999.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [Gosn1960] Gosner K. L. A simplified table for staging anuran embryos and larvae with notes on identification. Herpetologica, 16:183--190, 1960.
  • [Mitc2001] N. J. Mitchell. The energetics of endotrophic development in the frog Geocrinia vitellina (Anura: Myobatrachinae). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 74(6):832--842, 2001.
  • [MuelAugu2012] C. Mueller, S. Augustine, S. A. L. M. Kooijman, M. Kearney, and R. Seymour. The tradeoff between maturation and growth during accelerated development of frogs. Comp. Physiol. Biochem. A, 163:103--110, 2012.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Casey Mueller, Starrlight Augustine &Bas Kooijman, 2011/06/22

accepted: 2015/09/21

refer to this entry as: AmP Geocrinia vitellina version 2015/09/21