Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: MA, MB migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.4 ecozone: MIE food: biCi, biHa
MRE = 0.043 habitat: 0bTd, biMcp gender: Dtmf
SMSE = 0.035 embryo: Tt reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ah 57 58.03 (0.01805)dage at hatching StubKear2014
ab 64 65.67 (0.02615)dage at birthStubKear2014
ap7665 7212 (0.05908)dage at pubertyLimp2007
am1.862e+04 1.863e+04 (0.0008972)dlife spanLimp2007
Lh6.12 5.917 (0.03324)cmSCL at hatchingLimp1971
Lb6.12 6.327 (0.03384)cmSCL at birthLimp1971
Lp88.5 92.94 (0.05015)cmSCL at pubertyLimp2007
Li100 95.19 (0.04811)cmultimate SCLLimp2007
Ww077.8 70.67 (0.09166)gwet weight of eggLimp1971
Wwb 43 46.05 (0.07103)gwet weight at hatchingWalkParm1990
Wwp7.5e+04 7.978e+04 (0.06375)gwet weight at pubertyWalkParm1990
Wwi9e+04 8.572e+04 (0.04758)gultimate wet weightHopeSmit1998
Ri0.1441 0.1426 (0.01033)#/dmaximum reprod rateLimp2007
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalNatator depressusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.07644cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.5042-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 13.08J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.00047681/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.797-growth efficiency
k 0.3 0.2679-maintenance ratio


  • In view of low somatic maintenance, pseudodata k_J = 0.002 1/d is replaced by pseudodata k = 0.3


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Bibtex file with references for this entry

Nicola Mitchell, 2017/05/31 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2017/11/12)

accepted: 2017/11/12

refer to this entry as: AmP Natator depressus version 2017/11/12