Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abj climate: Cfb migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: TAz food: biHa
MRE = 0.163 habitat: 0jFl, jiFc gender: D
SMSE = 0.276 embryo: Fp reprod: Apf

Zero-variate data
ab32.5 30.59 (0.05883)dage at birthPedeSelc2009
tj198 196.6 (0.007118)dtime since birth at metamGaia2016
tp273 278.2 (0.01888)dtime since birth at first reproductionPedeSelc2009
am1460 1460 (4.039e-05)dlife spanWall1992
Lb0.03467 0.03539 (0.02071)cmlength at birthGaia2016
Lj0.1416 0.1811 (0.2789)cmtotal length at metamGaia2016
Lp0.305 0.2005 (0.3425)cmlength at first reproductionGustBuro2009
Li0.65 0.7196 (0.1071)cmultimate lengthWint1970
Wwb3.8e-05 4.448e-06 (0.8829)gwet weight at birthGaia2016
Wwj0.000681 0.000596 (0.1248)gwet weight at metamGaia2016
Wdi0.005614 0.005611 (0.0005625)gdry weight at ultimate stageEkloAust2017
Ri0.53 0.5422 (0.02308)#/dmaximum reprod rateGustBuro2011
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.2216)time since birthshell lengthGaia2016
tW see Fig. 2 (0.3879)time since birthwet weightGaia2016
tL2 see Fig. 3 (0.05335)time since start experimentshell lengthGeraPoul2005
tL3 see Fig. 4 (0.0008605)time since start experimentshell lengthGeraPoul2005
LWw see Fig. 5 (0.2484)lengthwet weightGaia2016
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalPotamopyrgus antipodarumUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.003906cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9873-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 37.8J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.802-growth efficiency



  • The tL-dataset of GeraPoul2005 has been split up, because we think the "adults" are food limited. This is indicated by slower growth after reaching 0.3320 cm. Therefore during parametrisation the "adults" (tL3) got a lower f than the younger snails (tL2)
  • Gaia2016 are measurements from cohort cultures, age classes 0-14 days, 14-47 days, 47-75 days, 75-119 days, 119-173 days, 173-223 days, 223-251 days and 251-323 days


  • This entry was financially supported by the CEFIC Long-range Research Initiative (project number ECO28)


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Bibtex file with references for this entry

Kim Ladermann, Andre Gergs, 2017/02/03

accepted: 2017/02/15

refer to this entry as: AmP Potamopyrgus antipodarum version 2017/02/15