Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: A migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.6 ecozone: TN food: biCv
MRE = 0.241 habitat: 0iTf, 0iTi gender: Dg
SMSE = 0.220 embryo: Tv reprod: Apf

Zero-variate data
ab100 157.1 (0.5712)dage at birthWiki
ap1460 920.1 (0.3698)dage at pubertyWiki
am1.46e+04 1.46e+04 (3.736e-05)dlife spanWiki
Lb 45 53.93 (0.1984)cmtotal length at birthWiki
Lp170 198.7 (0.1691)cmtotal length at pubertyWiki
Li450 362 (0.1955)cmultimate total lengthAbuy2003
Wwb190 137.6 (0.2757)gwet weight at birthAbuy2003
Wwi4.5e+04 4.164e+04 (0.07463)gultimate wet weightWiki
Ri0.1781 0.2141 (0.2022)#/dmaximum reprod rateAbuy2003
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.1597)time since birthtotal lengthAbuy2003
LW see Fig. 2 (0.3293)total lengthwet weightAbuy2003
LN see Fig. 3 (0.3468)total lengthnumber of eggsAbuy2003
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalBoa constrictorUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.0229cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.6216-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 45.88J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8009-growth efficiency


  • sometimes parthenogenetic reproduction (ref: Abuy2003)
  • a snake of 300 cm, 24 kg dropped to 13 kg after laying 50 young + 58 eggs (ref: Abuy2003)


  • [Wiki]
  • [Abuy2003] A. Abuys. De slangen van Suriname. Gopher Publ., Groningen, 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, 2011/12/12 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/10/17)

accepted: 2016/10/17

refer to this entry as: AmP Boa constrictor version 2016/10/17