Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: A, B migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.8 ecozone: TPi, TA food: biTim, biCim
MRE = 0.090 habitat: 0iFm gender: Hh
SMSE = 0.093 embryo: Fs reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ah 2 2.001 (0.0003053)dage at hatchGoveBain2003
ab 27 24.2 (0.1035)dage at birthGoveBain2003
tp107 105.5 (0.01438)dtime since birth at pubertyGoveBain2003
am152.5 152.5 (0.000269)dlife spanGoveBain2003
L2b0.045 0.03393 (0.246)cm^2surface at birthGoveBain2003
L2p0.477 0.5237 (0.09788)cm^2surface at pubertyGoveBain2003
L2i0.479 0.5361 (0.1193)cm^2ultimate surfaceGoveBain2003
Wwb0.0012 0.001367 (0.1396)gwet weight at birthGoveBain2003
Wwp0.089 0.08293 (0.06824)gwet weight at pubertyGoveBain2003
Wwi0.091 0.0859 (0.05605)gultimate wet weightGoveBain2003
Ri0.4286 0.3992 (0.06843)#/dmaximum reprod rateGoveBain2003
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL2 see Fig. 1 (0.1676)agesurfaceGoveBain2003
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalBarbronia weberiUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02135cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.4059-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.475-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 2918J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8001-growth efficiency


  • Energy conductionce seems to make a jump upwards at birth, which is taken into account
  • Reproduction efficiency kap_R has been set to 0.95/2 because the species is simultaneous hermaphroditic


  • [Wiki]
  • [GoveBain2003] F. R. Govedich, B. A. Bain, M. Burd, and R. W. Davies. Reproductive biology of the invasive Asian freshwater leech Barbronia weberi (Blanchard, 1897). Hydrobiologia, 510:125--129, 2003.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2017/09/18

accepted: 2017/09/18

refer to this entry as: AmP Barbronia weberi version 2017/09/18