Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: Cfb, Dfb migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: THp food: biCi
MRE = 0.109 habitat: 0jFp, jiTf, jiTi gender: Dg
SMSE = 0.103 embryo: Fpf reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab 8 8.389 (0.04859)dage at birthGunt1990
tj120 168.2 (0.402)dtime since birth at metamGunt1990
tp1095 818.5 (0.2525)dtime since metam at puberty for femalesSochOgie2010
tpm730 729.8 (0.0002369)dtime since metam at puberty for malesSochOgie2010
am2555 2555 (0.0001231)dlife spanSochOgie2010
Lb0.89 1.095 (0.2307)cmtotal length at birthGunt1990
Ljb6.5 5.285 (0.1869)cmtotal length of tadpole at metamGunt1990
Lj1.9 1.8 (0.05283)cmSVL of frog at metamGunt1990
Lp5.8 6.035 (0.04056)cmtotal length at pubertyGunt1990
Li9.5 9.094 (0.04273)cmultimate total lengthGunt1990
Lim8.4 8.141 (0.03082)cmultimate SVLSochOgie2010
Wwb0.0063 0.005714 (0.093)gwet weight at birthGunt1990
Wwj0.7 0.6418 (0.08308)gwet weight at metamGunt1990
Wwp 20 24.21 (0.2104)gwet weight at pubertyGunt1990
Wwi87.5 82.82 (0.05344)gultimate wet weightGunt1990
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL_f see Fig. 1 (0.0659)time since metamSVLSochOgie2010
tL_m see Fig. 1 (0.05886)time since metamSVLSochOgie2010
LW see Fig. 2 (0.05035)body lengthwet weightGunt1990
LN see Fig. 3 (0.1674)body lengthnumber of eggsGunt1990
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalPelophylax esculentusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.0725cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.4765-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 50J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8017-growth efficiency


  • The fertile hybrid of P. ridibundus and P. lessonae is called P. esculentus; mostly diploid, but also triploid (ref: Wiki)


  • tadpoles are assumed to differ from frogs by del_M only
  • males are assumed to differ from females by {p_Am} and E_Hp only


  • [Wiki]
  • [Gunt1990] R. Günther. Die Wasserfrösche Europas. A. Ziemsen Verlag, 1990.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [SochOgie2010] M. Socha and M. Ogielska. Age structure, size and growth rate of water frogs from central European natural Pelophylax ridibundus-Pelophylax esculentus mixed populations estimated by skeletochronology. Amphibia-Reptilia, 31:239--250, 2010.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2017/10/29

accepted: 2017/10/29

refer to this entry as: AmP Pelophylax esculentus version 2017/10/29