Acanthaster planci (Crown-of-thorns starfish):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.134
SMSE = 0.148

Zero-variate data
aj 38 37.12 (0.02315)dage at settlementHendLuca1971
tp730 655.3 (0.1023)dtime since birth at pubertyWiki
am6205 6205 (3.847e-05)dlife spanADW
Lp 19 19.98 (0.05138)cmdiameter at pubertyKenc1977
Li 70 68.73 (0.01812)cmultimate diameterADW
Wwb1.7e-06 1.154e-06 (0.3212)gwet weight at birthCabaPrat2016
GSI0.22 0.3004 (0.3654)-gonado somatic indexWiki
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.03863)time since settlementdiameterKenc1977
LN see Fig. 2 (0.1984)diameterfecundityWiki
LW see Fig. 3 (0.2252)diameterwet weightKenc1977
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalAcanthaster planciUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.000449cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.5103-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 14.62J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8002-growth efficiency


  • dioecious, which means that each individual is either male or female (ref: Wiki)
  • consumes exclusively live sclerectinian corals, but if absent can feed on soft corals (Wiki) (ref: EoL)


Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2017/10/01

accepted: 2017/10/01

refer to this entry as: AmP Acanthaster planci version 2017/10/01