Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: A migrate: phylum:
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: TN food: biCvr, biCvf class: Reptilia
MRE = 0.081 habitat: 0bTd, biFp, biFm, biFr gender: Dtfm order:
SMSE = 0.082 embryo: Tl reprod: O family:

Zero-variate data
ab61.5 68.46 (0.1132)dage at birthMiraMora2002
ap1825 1877 (0.02872)dage at puberty for femaleWiki
am3.285e+04 3.285e+04 (1.513e-05)dlife spanAnAge
Lb 13 12.5 (0.03873)cmSVL at birthCampMour2014
Lp120 109.1 (0.09099)cmtotal length at puberty for femaleADW
Lpm140 146.1 (0.04339)cmtotal length at puberty for maleADW
Li161 176.9 (0.09907)cmultimate total length for femaleWiki
Lim250 239.1 (0.04364)cmultimate total length for maleWiki
Ww0 61 66.37 (0.08798)ginitial wet weight CampMagn2008, MiraMora2002
Wwi2e+04 1.949e+04 (0.02556)gultimate wet weight of femaleWiki
Wwim5.8e+04 5.397e+04 (0.06951)gultimate wet weight of maleWiki
Ri0.1096 0.1094 (0.001706)#/dmaximum reprod rateWiki
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL_f see Fig. 1 (0.1138)time since birthSVL CampMour2014
tL_m see Fig. 1 (0.3727)time since birthSVL CampMour2014
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalCaiman crocodilusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.07865cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9541-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 11.91J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.00045451/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8003-growth efficiency
k 0.3 0.2992-maintenance ratio


  • temperature effects sex of neonate: below 31C neonates are male, above 32C they are female (ref: Wiki)


  • Males are assumed to differ from females by {p_Am} only
  • In view of low somatic maintenance, pseudodata k_J = 0.002 1/d is replaced by pseudodata k = 0.3


  • [Wiki]
  • [AnAge]
  • [ADW]
  • [CampMagn2008] Z. Campos, W. E. Magnusson, T. Sanaiotti, and M. Coutinho. Reproductive trade-offs in Caiman crocodilus crocodilus and Caiman crocodilus yacare: implications for size-related management quotas. HERPETOLOGICAL JOURNAL, 18:91--96, 2008.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [MiraMora2002] M. P. Miranda, G. V. de Moraes, E. N. Martins, L. C. P. Maia, and O. R. Barbosa. Thermic variation in incubation and development of Pantanal caiman (Caiman crocodilus yacare) (Daudin, 1802) kept in metabolic box. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, 45:, 2002.
  • [CampMour2014] Z. Camposand G. Mourao, M. Coutinho, and W. E. Magnusson. Growth of Caiman crocodilus yacare in the Brazilian Pantanal. Plos One, 9(2):e89363., 2014.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2016/11/06 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2017/11/12)

accepted: 2017/11/12

refer to this entry as: AmP Caiman crocodilus version 2017/11/12