Bolinopsis mikado (Japanese comb jelly):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.220
SMSE = 0.343

Zero-variate data
am 30 30.01 (0.000258)dlife spanKasuIshi2002
L00.07 0.07 (2.341e-05)cmegg diameterKasuIshi2008
Lj 1 0.9996 (0.0003559)cmtotal length at metamKasuIshi2002
Lp 2 2.316 (0.1581)cmtotal length at puberty KasuIshi2002, KasuIshi2008
Li 12 7.741 (0.355)cmultimate total lengthKasuIshi2002
WC00.57 0.5596 (0.01827)gcarbon weight of eggKasuIshi2008
WN00.15 0.09793 (0.3472)gnitrogen weight of eggKasuIshi2008
Wwp1.7 1.581 (0.06994)gwet weight at pubertyKasuIshi2008
Wdi 2 2.125 (0.06232)gultimate dry weightKasuIshi2000a
R652550 241.7 (0.9052)#/dreprod rate at 65mmKasuIshi2008
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
LWd see Fig. 1 (0.191)total lengthdry weightKasuIshi2000a
LWw see Fig. 2 (0.2556)total lengthdry weightKasuIshi2000a
WdJO see Fig. 3 (0.1311)dry weightO_2 consumptionKasuIshi2000a
WdJN see Fig. 4 (0.1415)dry weightNH_3 productionKasuIshi2000a
TR see Fig. 5 (0.6635)temperatureeggs per gramKasuIshi2008
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalBolinopsis mikadoUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.0003797cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.62-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.475-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 17.59J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8-growth efficiency


  • After hatching _B. mikado_ passes through a cydippid larva stage with a pair of tentacles (ref: KasuIshi2000a)
  • B. mikado loses its tentacles at a total length (TL) of ca. 15 mm, becoming similar to the adult morphology (ref: KasuIshi2000b)
  • In Japanese coastal waters, B. mikado is the predominant ctenophore species and is most abundant from late summer to mid-fall in Tokyo Bay (ref: KasuIshi2008)
  • The Total length (TL) of larval B. mikado is considered the length from the aboral pole to the mouth; For larvae with developing oral lobes and for the post-larvae, TL is the length from the aboral pole to the end of the lobes (ref: KasuIshi2002)
  • The ammonia and phosphate excreted by B. mikado population might represent around 21
  • Hermaphrodite (ref: Wiki)


  • Chemical pars are assumped to relate to ash-free dry mass; MaleFaga1993 report ash free dry mass over dry mass ratio of 0.263 - 0.297 with mean 0.279, which makes del_W = 3.5842


  • Wiki
  • Kooy2010
  • KasuIshi2000a
  • KasuIshi2000b
  • KasuIshi2002
  • KasuIshi2008
  • MaleFaga1993

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Starrlight Augustine, 2013/07/03 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2015/11/02)

accepted: 2015/11/06

refer to this entry as: AmP Bolinopsis mikado version 2015/11/06