Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: Af, Am, Aw migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: TN food: biCi, biCvf
MRE = 0.091 habitat: 0bTd, biFc, biFr gender: Dg
SMSE = 0.139 embryo: Tt reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab208 170.6 (0.1796)dage at birthPrit2008
am1.307e+04 1.307e+04 (0.0003674)dlife spanAnAge
L03.5 3.285 (0.06136)cmegg diameterPrit2008
Lb4.9 5.159 (0.05277)cmcarapace length at birthPrit2008
Lp33.3 33.33 (0.001033)cmcarapace length at pubertyguess
Li44.7 46.02 (0.02954)cmultimate carapace lengthPrit2008
L274 27 13.2 (0.5112)cmcarapace length at 274 d since L = 8 cmPrit2008
Wwb 15 16.18 (0.0787)gwet weight at birthPrit2008
Wwi1.17e+04 1.149e+04 (0.01809)gultimate wet weightPrit2008
Ww61 30 31.99 (0.06637)gwet weight at 61 d since birthPrit2008
Ww122 60 54.83 (0.08622)gwet weight at 122 d since birthPrit2008
Ri0.08767 0.08773 (0.0007089)#/dmaximum reprod ratePrit2008
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.0973)time since birthcarapace lengthPrit2008
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalChelus fimbriataUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.01396cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.8639-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 23.96J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8012-growth efficiency


  • Males may be somewhat smaller on average (ref: Prit2008)
  • Specialized in fish eating (ref: Prit2008)


  • Males are assumed to differ from females by {p_Am} and E_Hb only


  • [Wiki]
  • [AnAge]
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [Prit2008] P. C. H. Prithard. Chelus frimbriata (Schneider 1783) - matamata turtle. In A. G. J. Rhodin, P. C. H. Pritchard, P. P. van Dijk, R. A. Saumure, K. A. Buhlmann, and J. B. Iverson, editors, Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises: A Compliation Project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group, volume 5. Chelonian Research Foundation and Turtle Conservation; Chelonian Research Monographs, 2008.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2017/10/07

accepted: 2017/10/07

refer to this entry as: AmP Chelus fimbriata version 2017/10/07