Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: A, B, C, D migrate:
COMPLETE = 3.5 ecozone: TH, TA, TN, TP food: biPz, biCir
MRE = 0.157 habitat: 0iFl, 0iFp, 0iFm gender: D
SMSE = 0.142 embryo: Fp reprod: Apf

Zero-variate data
Vb 3 2.53 (0.1565)10^6 mum^3volume at birthRobeSalt1981
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tV_20 see Fig. 1 (0.07153)time since birthvolumeRobeSalt1981
tV_60 see Fig. 1 (0.01773)time since birthvolumeRobeSalt1981
tV_240 see Fig. 1 (0.09402)time since birthvolumeRobeSalt1981
JXVp see Fig. 2 (0.04716)feeding ratevolumeRobeSalt1981
JXVi see Fig. 2 (0.1109)feeding ratevolumeRobeSalt1981
JXRi see Fig. 3 (0.2312)feeding ratereproduction rateRobeSalt1981
JXap see Fig. 4 (0.3275)feeding ratetime since birthRobeSalt1981
JXam see Fig. 4 (0.3544)feeding ratetime since birthRobeSalt1981
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalAsplanchna girodiUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.172cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.3111-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 2083J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7995-growth efficiency


  • This entry is discussed in Kooy2010, cf Fig 6.12 (ref: Kooy2010)


  • This entry concerns parthenogenetic reproduction, so females only
  • No density data available; d_V = 0.035 g/cm^3 is assumed because this species is very watery
  • Effect of feeding on survival is probably due to NO2 in paramecia, which were fed with lettuce


  • [Wiki]
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [RobeSalt1981] J. R. Robertson and G. W. Salt. Responses in growth, mortality, and reproduction to variable food levels by the rotifer, Asplanchna girodi. Ecology, 62:1585--1596, 1981.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2011/09/25 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/10/18)

accepted: 2016/10/18

refer to this entry as: AmP Asplanchna girodi version 2016/10/18