Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: Cfb migrate: TT
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: THn food: biCi
MRE = 0.137 habitat: 0iFr, 0iFc gender: Dg
SMSE = 0.206 embryo: Fnm reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab 55 58.06 (0.05563)dage at birthWiki
tp2008 1912 (0.04774)dtime since birth at pubertyamphibiaweb
am1.095e+04 1.095e+04 (0.0001732)dlife spanWiki
Lb 3 2.845 (0.0517)cmtotal length at birthWiki
Lj11.5 11.5 (0.0003703)cmtotal length at metamamphibiaweb
Lp 38 41.15 (0.08297)cmtotal length at puberty for femalesPeteWilk1983
Lpm 30 30.01 (0.0002915)cmtotal length at puberty for malesPeteWilk1983
Li 74 76.63 (0.03549)cmultimate total lengthWiki
Wwi2500 2435 (0.0259)gultimate wet weightWiki
Ri0.4795 0.4803 (0.001706)#/dmaximum reprod rateWiki
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
LdL_b see Fig. 1 (0.616)total lengthchange in total lengthPeteWilk1983
LdL_a see Fig. 1 (0.7389)total lengthchange in total lengthPeteWilk1983
LW see Fig. 2 (0.1194)total lengthwet weughtHorc2010
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalCryptobranchus alleganiensisUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02709cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9733-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 19.59J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8001-growth efficiency


  • No size difference between males and females (ref: PeteWilk1983)
  • length-weight: Ww in g = 8.4e-7*(TL in mm)^2.9667, but inconsistent with weights mentioned in text (ref: PeteWilk1983)


  • Males are assumed to differ from females by E_Hp only
  • C. a. bisshopi is assumed to differ from C. a. alleganzensis by {p_Am} only


Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2017/10/16

accepted: 2017/10/16

refer to this entry as: AmP Cryptobranchus alleganiensis version 2017/10/16