Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: Csa, Cfa, Cfb, Dfa, Dfb, Dfc migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.7 ecozone: TH food: biPp, biD
MRE = 0.254 habitat: 0iFp, 0iFl, 0iFm gender: D
SMSE = 0.311 embryo: Fbf reprod: Apf

Zero-variate data
ab_15 14 15.38 (0.09881)dage at birthVijv1980
ab_20 7 7.84 (0.12)dage at birthVijv1980
ab_25 7 4.087 (0.4161)dage at birthVijv1980
tp 4 4.36 (0.08998)dtime since birth at pubertyVijv1980
am120 120 (8.275e-06)dlife spanguess
Lb0.18 0.1815 (0.008449)cmtotal length at birthVijv1980
Lp0.653 0.3057 (0.5318)cmtotal length at pubertyVijv1980
Li2.1 2.126 (0.01251)cmultimate total lengthVijv1980
Ri 1 1 (0.000204)#/dmaximum reprod rateMoshCumm1969
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.1244)time since birthlengthVijv1980
LWd see Fig. 2 (0.5358)lengthdry weightMoshCumm1969
LJO_5 see Fig. 3 (0.3951)lengthO2 consumptionMoshCumm1969
LJO_10 see Fig. 3 (0.3248)lengthO2 consumptionMoshCumm1969
LJO_15 see Fig. 3 (0.5158)lengthO2 consumptionMoshCumm1969
LJO_20 see Fig. 3 (0.4429)lengthO2 consumptionMoshCumm1969
LJO_22 see Fig. 3 (0.3157)lengthO2 consumptionMoshCumm1969
LJO_25 see Fig. 3 (0.2128)lengthO2 consumptionMoshCumm1969
LJO_30 see Fig. 3 (0.2969)lengthO2 consumptionMoshCumm1969
TJO see Fig. 4 (0.3795)temperatureO2 consumptionMoshCumm1969
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalLeptodora kindtiiUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.1038cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9852-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 43.46J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7728-growth efficiency


  • a nauplius type of larva hatches from winter eggs; parthenogenetics during summer, males fevelop in autumn (ref: Wiki)
  • log10(W in mug) = -0.47 + 2.93 * log10(L in mm) (ref: VijvFran1976)


  • [Wiki]
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [MoshCumm1969] G. A. Moshiri, K. W. Cummins, and R. R. Costa. Respiratory energy expenditure by the predaceous zooplankter Leptodora kindtii (Focke) (Crustacea: Cladocera). Limnol Oceanogr, 14:475--484, 1969.
  • [Vijv1980] J. Vijverberg. Effect of temperature in laboratory studies on the development and growth of cladocera and copepoda from Tjeukemeer, the Netherlands. Freshwater Biol, 10:317--340, 1980.
  • [VijvFran1976] J. Vijverberg and Th. H. Frank. The chemical composition and the energy contents of copepods and cladocerans in relation to their size. Freshwater Biol, 6:333--345, 1976.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2011/11/12

accepted: 2016/02/05

refer to this entry as: AmP Leptodora kindtii version 2016/02/05