Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abj climate: Am migrate: TW
COMPLETE = 2.7 ecozone: TPi food: biCi
MRE = 0.115 habitat: 0bTf, bjFc, jiTf gender: Dg
SMSE = 0.118 embryo: Tnsf reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab 75 112.8 (0.5035)dage at birthKupfKram2004
tj335.5 368.3 (0.09789)dtime since birth at metamKupfKram2004
tp730 595.6 (0.1841)dtime since birth at pubertyKupfKram2004
am3650 3650 (7.322e-06)dlife spanguessed
Lb 7 6.756 (0.03489)cmtotal length at birthKupfKram2004
Lj 15 14.26 (0.04919)cmtotal length at metamKupfKram2004
Lp 20 20.06 (0.002962)cmtotal length at pubertyKupfKram2004
Li_f 40 39.82 (0.004454)cmultimate female total lengthKupfKram2004
Li_m36.8 36.94 (0.003838)cmultimate male total lengthKupfKram2004
Wwb1.9 1.824 (0.04)gwet weight at birthestimate
Wwj 19 17.16 (0.09675)gwet weight at metamestimate
Wwp 44 47.75 (0.08516)gwet weight at pubertyestimate
Wwi356 373.6 (0.04935)gultimate wet weightestimate
Ri0.1288 0.1201 (0.06692)#/dmaximum reprod rateKupfNabh2004
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
aL_e see Fig. 1 (0.4171)agetotal lengthSaraSara1890
tL_A see Fig. 2 (0.07141)time since hatchtotal lengthHims1997
tL_B see Fig. 2 (0.143)time since hatchtotal lengthHims1997
tL_C see Fig. 2 (0.177)time since hatchtotal lengthHims1997
tL_m see Fig. 3 (0.05046)time since metamtotal lengthKupfKram2004
tL_f see Fig. 3 (0.05297)time since metamtotal lengthKupfKram2004
LN_1999 see Fig. 4 (0.1793)total lengthclutch sizeKupfNabh2004
LN_2000 see Fig. 4 (0.1298)total lengthclutch sizeKupfNabh2004
LN_2001 see Fig. 4 (0.2155)total lengthclutch sizeKupfNabh2004
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalIchthyophis kohtaoensisUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.03078cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.7695-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 25.11J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.801-growth efficiency


  • Some data relates to I. glutinosus, which is treated as energetically identical
  • Males are assumed to differ from females by {p_Am} only


  • [Wiki]
  • [Hims1997] W. Himstedt. De Blindwuehlen, volume 630 of die Neue Brehm Buecherei. Westarp Wissenschaften, 1997.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [KupfKram2004] A. Kupfer, A. Kramer, and W. Himstedt. Sex-related growth patterns in a caecilian amphibian (genus Ichthyophis): evidence from laboratory data. J. Zool., Lond., 262:173--178, 2004.
  • [KupfNabh2004] A. Kupfer, J. Nabhitabhata, and W. Himstedt. Reproductive ecology of female caecilian amphibians (genus Ichthyophis): a baseline study. Biol. J. Linnean Soc., 83:207--217, 2004.
  • [MantGros1997] U. Manthey and W. Grossmannm. Amphibien and Reptilien Suedostasiens. Natur & Tier Verlag, Munster, 1997.
  • [SaraSara1890] P. Sarasin and F. Sarasin. Ergebnisse naturwissenschaftlicher Forschungen auf Ceylon in den Jaren 1884-1886. Band II: Zur Entwicklungsgeschite und Anatomie der Ceylonesischen Blindwuehle Ichthyophis glutinosus. C. W. Kreidel, Wiesbaden, 1890.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2011/10/02 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/10/27)

accepted: 2015/09/21

refer to this entry as: AmP Ichthyophis kohtaoensis version 2015/09/21