Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abp climate: Cfb, Dfb, Dfc migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.6 ecozone: TH food: biP, biCi
MRE = 0.217 habitat: 0iFp, 0iFl, 0iFm gender: D
SMSE = 0.181 embryo: Fbf reprod: O

Zero-variate data
am 52 46.84 (0.09928)dlife spanHoppMaie1997
Lb0.0127 0.02249 (0.7711)cmtotal length at birthguessed
Lj0.0375 0.04743 (0.2649)cmtotal length at metamVijv1980
Lp0.0933 0.08731 (0.0642)cmtotal length at pubertyVijv1980
Li0.106 0.08731 (0.1763)cmultimate total lengthVijv1980
Wdb0.0542 0.0314 (0.4206)mugdry weight at birthVijv1980
Wdj0.3345 0.2945 (0.1197)mugdry weight at metamVijv1980
Wdp1.547 1.837 (0.1872)mugdry weight at pubertyVijv1980
Wdi1.917 1.837 (0.04171)mugultimate dry weightVijv1980
Ri11.25 13.22 (0.1752)#/dmaximum reprod rateHoppMaie1997
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.1185)time since birthlengthVijv2011
Tab see Fig. 2 (0.2535)temperatureage at birthVijv1980
Ttj see Fig. 3 (0.1693)temperaturetime since birth at metamVijv1980
Ttp see Fig. 4 (0.1239)temperaturetime since metam at pubertyVijv1980
Ttm see Fig. 5 (0.2761)temperaturetime since puberty at deathVijv1980
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalMesocyclops leukartiUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.00703cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.95 0.9893-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 1400 1400J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8083-growth efficiency


  • sexual reproduction in last copepodite stage; 11 moults: 5 naupliar stages, 6 copepodite stages (ref: Vijv1980)
  • cyclopoid: adult is carnivore, younger copepodites are omnivore, nauplii are herbivore (ref: Vijv1980)
  • dry weight: log10(W in mug) = 0.24 + 1.68 * log10(L in mm) (ref: VijvFran1976)


  • Acceleration starts at birth and continues till puberty, beyond metam; growth ceases at puberty
  • Data for females


  • [Wiki]
  • [HoppMaie1997] U. Hopp, G. Maier, and R. Bleher. Reproduction and adult longevity of five planktonic cyclopoid copepods reared on different diets: a comparative study. Freshwater Biol, 38:289--300, 1997.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [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.
  • [Vijv2011] J. Vijverberg, 2011. Personal communication.
  • [VijvFran1976] J. Vijverberg and Th. H. Frank. The chemical composition and the enregy 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, 2011/12/17 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/01/31)

accepted: 2016/02/09

refer to this entry as: AmP Mesocyclops leukarti version 2016/02/09