Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: stx climate: ME migrate: Ml
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: MN food: bxM, xiCik, xiCvf
MRE = 0.092 habitat: 0iMp gender: Dg
SMSE = 0.106 embryo: Mv reprod: O

Zero-variate data
tg396 396 (0.0001019)dgestation timeAnAge
tx365 401.3 (0.09953)dtime since birth at weaningAnAge
tp8212 7894 (0.03872)dtime since birth at pubertyAnAge
am7.702e+04 7.7e+04 (0.0002572)dlife spanAnAge
Lb425 398.8 (0.06161)cmlength at birthWiki
Lx820 544.6 (0.3359)cmlength at weaningWiki
Lp1320 1607 (0.2171)cmlength at pubertyADW
Li1800 1832 (0.01789)cmultimate length for femalesAnAge
Lim1700 1678 (0.013)cmultimate length for malesADW
Wwb9e+05 1.007e+06 (0.1194)gwet weight at birthAnAge
Wwi1e+08 9.769e+07 (0.02314)gultimate wet weightAnAge
Ri0.000609 0.0006098 (0.001352)#/dmaximum reprod rateAnAge
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL_f see Fig. 1 (0.1829)time since birthlengthGeorBada1999
tL_m see Fig. 1 (0.1751)time since birthlengthGeorBada1999
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalBalaena mysticetusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02331cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9593-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 18.02J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7998-growth efficiency


  • largest life span among mammals (ref: AnAge)
  • largest mouth among animals (ref: Wiki)


  • males are assumed to differ from females by {p_Am} only
  • very fast growth from birth to weaning, which is not captured with single food
  • post-foetal growth suggests that gestion lasts 3 times the observed value. Either the foetus develops much faster than predicted or observed gestation is too short


  • The creation of this entry was supported by the Norwegian Science Council (NFR 255295)


Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, Starrlight Augustine, 2017/04/16

accepted: 2017/04/16

refer to this entry as: AmP Balaena mysticetus version 2017/04/16