Moniliformis dubius (Worm):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  std  

MRE = 0.214
SMSE = 0.208

Zero-variate data
tp 21 20.68 (0.01539)dtime since birth at pubertyCrom1972
am150 146.4 (0.02393)dlife spanCrom1972
Li 20 17.38 (0.131)cmultimate total length for femalesOlse1974
Lim 8 9.303 (0.1629)cmultimate total length for malesOlse1974
Wwi3.9 2.984 (0.235)gultimate wet weight for femalesOlse1974
Wwim0.25 0.3334 (0.3338)gultimate wet weight for malesOlse1974
GSI0.28 0.2646 (0.05505)-gonado somatic indexCrom1972
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tM_Nf see Fig. 1 (0.252)time since birthnitrogen weightCrom1972
tM_Nm see Fig. 1 (0.2062)time since birthnitrogen weightCrom1972
tM_DNAf see Fig. 2 (0.3206)time since birthDNA weightCrom1972
tM_DNAm see Fig. 2 (0.391)time since birthDNA weightCrom1972
tM_RNAf see Fig. 3 (0.3505)time since birthRNA weightCrom1972
tM_RNAm see Fig. 3 (0.2999)time since birthRNA weightCrom1972
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalMoniliformis dubiusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.03228cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.8855-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 60.04J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.806-growth efficiency


  • Acanthocephalans do not have digestive tracts; parasitic in mammals, with insects as intermediary hosts (ref: Wiki)


  • Males as assumped to differ from females by {p_Am} only
  • This entry only considers stages in the final host
  • Assumed accumulation time for GSI is 30 d


  • [Wiki]
  • [Crom1972] D. W. T. Crompton. The growth of Moniliformis dubius (Acanthocepgala) in the intestines of male rats. J. Exp. Biol., 56:19--29, 1972.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [Olse1974] O. W. Olsen. Animal parasites; thier life cycles and ecology. Dover Pub., New York, 1974.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2013/01/01 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/10/15)

accepted: 2016/10/15

refer to this entry as: AmP Moniliformis dubius version 2016/10/15