Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: Dfa, Cfb migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.6 ecozone: THn food: biCi, biCvf
MRE = 0.071 habitat: 0iFm gender: D
SMSE = 0.073 embryo: Fh reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ah 9 9.121 (0.0134)dage at hatchflmnh
ab 18 15.55 (0.1363)dage at birthflmnh
ap1095 1257 (0.148)dage at pubertyHandFile2004
am4380 4397 (0.003924)dlife spanADW
Lh0.8 0.7896 (0.01297)cmtotal length at hatchflmnh
Lb1.2 1.309 (0.09047)cmtotal length at birthflmnh
L36520.3 19.41 (0.04408)cmtotal length at 365dflmnh
Lp 60 47.11 (0.2148)cmtotal length at pubertyADW
Li 75 77.6 (0.0347)cmultimate total lengthflmnh
Wwi3800 3899 (0.02599)gultimate wet weightflmnh
Ri175.3 172.7 (0.01518)#/dmaximum reprod rateflmnh
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.1082)time since birthtotal lengthVirfish
LW see Fig. 2 (0.07719)total lengthwet weightVirfish
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalAmia calvaUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02561cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.5637-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 154J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8014-growth efficiency


  • air breather at >18C (ref: flmnh)
  • bowfin is host to glochidia larvae of the mollusk Megalonaias gigantea. (ref: flmnh)
  • After fertilization, the eggs develop within the gill tubes into the tiny glochidia larvae. (ref: flmnh)
  • The hatchlings have an adhesive organ on the tip of their snout that attaches them to the nest. (ref: flmnh)


Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2014/04/17 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/10/18)

accepted: 2016/10/18

refer to this entry as: AmP Amia calva version 2016/10/18