Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abj climate: Dwc migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.0 ecozone: THp food: biD
MRE = 0.054 habitat: 0iFl gender: Hh
SMSE = 0.055 embryo: Fs reprod: Ob

Zero-variate data
ab 49 44.38 (0.09435)dage at birthZaitMiza2006
tp100 114.3 (0.1428)dtime since birth at pubertyguess
am730 730 (1.99e-05)dlife spanZaitMiza2006
Lb0.3 0.294 (0.01998)cmtotal length at birthZaitMiza2006
Lp 1 0.9589 (0.04114)cmtotal length at pubertyguess
Li 2 1.953 (0.0234)cmultimate total lengthZaitMiza2006
Wwb0.00094 0.00098 (0.04259)gwet weight at birthguess
Wwp0.036 0.034 (0.05565)gwet weight at pubertyguess
Wwi0.28 0.2873 (0.02625)gultimate wet weightguess
Ri0.01096 0.01094 (0.001274)#/dmaximum reprod rateZaitMiza2006
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.1513)time since birthbody lengthZaitMiza2006
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalBaikaiobia guttataUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.01735cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9939-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.475-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 350.3J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8007-growth efficiency


  • doubles eye number during first 60 days of their life (ref: ZaitMiza2006)
  • ectolecithal eggs in cocoon: in these eggs, one or several small yolk-poor oocytes are surrounded by large numbers of yolk cells which are produced by a specialized gland, the vitellarium. (ref: Wiki)
  • Triclads show a unique mode of cleavage called blastomere anarchy. Instead of remaining together and forming an ordered morula of micromeres and macromeres as in other spiralian embryos, blastomeres of triclad embryos lose contact and migrate actively to various positions within the syncytial yolk (ref: Wiki)
  • Temp range: 10-23 for cocoon prod, 05-23 for egg development, 10-23 for maturtion & life cycle (ref: Wiki)


  • Presumely hermaphroditic, so kap_R is halved


  • [Wiki]
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [ZaitMiza2006] E. P. Zaitseva, I. B. Mizandrontsev, and O. A. Timoshkin. Postembryonic development and growth dynamics of Baikaiobia guttata (Gerstfeldt, 1858) (Plathelminthes): first report on the life cycle of endemic Tricladida from Lake Baikal. Hydrobiologia, 568(S):239--245, 2006.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2017/09/17

accepted: 2017/09/17

refer to this entry as: AmP Baikaiobia guttata version 2017/09/17