Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: Aw, BWh, BSh, Cwa, Cwb migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: TPa food: biO
MRE = 0.049 habitat: 0bTd, biFp, biFm gender: Dg
SMSE = 0.068 embryo: Tt reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab 55 58.89 (0.07066)dage at birthpelomedusa
tp1460 1370 (0.06153)dtime since birth at pubertyguess
am7337 7336 (4.09e-05)dlife spanAnAge
Lb3.75 3.69 (0.01603)cmcarapace length at birthpelomedusa
Lp 12 12.09 (0.007427)cmcarapace length at pubertypelomedusa
Li32.5 32.18 (0.009919)cmultimate carapace lengthWiki
Wwb3.84 3.709 (0.03408)gwet weight at birth pelomedusa, field_guide
Wwp126 130.4 (0.03526)gwet weight at puberty pelomedusa, field_guide
Wwi2500 2460 (0.01608)gultimate wet weightfield_guide
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
LN see Fig. 1 (0.2418)carapace lengthnumber of eggsStry2001
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalPelomedusa subrufaUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.05589cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.6494-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 3.506J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.00013471/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7985-growth efficiency
k 0.3 0.302-maintenance ratio


  • Males are larger than females (ref: Stry2001)
  • Does not have a hinged plastron (ref: Wiki)
  • Removes ticks and blood-sucking flies from the bodies of warthogs, Cape buffalo and rhinoceroses (ref: Wiki)
  • Males and females have two small tentacles (of unknown function) beneath the chin, and musk glands beneath the fourth to eighth marginals (ref: Stry2001)


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


Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2017/10/06

accepted: 2017/10/06

refer to this entry as: AmP Pelomedusa subrufa version 2017/10/06