Buccinum undatum (Common whelk):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.097
SMSE = 0.128

Zero-variate data
tp2190 2090 (0.04572)dtime since birth at pubertymarlin
am7300 7299 (0.0001469)dlife spanmarlin
Lp 7 8.112 (0.1588)cmshell diam at pubertyHaigPant2015
Li 10 9.618 (0.03824)cmultimate shell lengthmarlin
Wwb8.2e-06 8.194e-06 (0.0007866)gwet weight at birthmarlin
Ri31.51 31.55 (0.001412)#/dmax reproduction ratemarlin
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL_f see Fig. 1 (0.1206)time since birthshell lengthShelAdam2006
tL_m see Fig. 1 (0.09663)time since birthshell lengthShelAdam2006
LW see Fig. 2 (0.09163)shell lengthflesh wet weightHeudHegr2011
WJO7 see Fig. 3 (0.329)dry weightO_2 consumptionKide1998
WJO10 see Fig. 3 (0.1803)dry weightO_2 consumptionKide1998
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalBuccinum undatumUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.03495cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9971-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.475-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 42.14J/d.cm^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7993-growth efficiency


  • Hermaphrodite; direct Development (ref: marlin)


  • Reproduction efficiency set to 0.95/2 because of hermaphroditism
  • Males are assumed to differ from females by {p_Am} only


  • The creation of this entry was supported by the Norwegian Science Council (NFR 255295)


  • [Wiki] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buccinum_undatum.
  • [marlin] http://www.marlin.ac.uk/biotic/browse.php?sp=6184.
  • [HaigPant2015] J. A. Haig, J.R. Pantin, H. Salomonsen, L. G. Murray, and M. J. Kaiser. The size at maturity for the common whelk, Buccinum undatum in Welsh waters, with an industry perspective on minimum landing sizes. Technical Report 50, Fisheries & Conservation, Bangor University, 2015.
  • [HeudHegr2011] C. Heude-Berthelin, L. Hégron-Macé, V. Legrand, A. Jouaux, B. Adeline, M. Mathieu, and K. Kellner. Growth and reproduction of the common whelk Buccinum undatum in West Cotentin (Channel), France. Aquat. Living Resour., 24:317--327, 2011.
  • [Kide1998] A. E. KIDEYS. Physiological energetics of Buccinum undatum L. (Gastropoda) off Douglas, Isle of Man (the Irish Sea). Tr. J. Zoology, 22:49--61, 1998.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [ShelAdam2006] R. Shelmerdine, J. Adamson, C. Laurenson, and B. Leslie. Size variation in populations of the common whelk, Buccinum undatum. Technical Report 24, NAFC Marine Centre, 2006.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Starrlight Augustine, Bas Kooijman, 2017/02/01

accepted: 2017/02/01

refer to this entry as: AmP Buccinum undatum version 2017/02/01 bio.vu.nl/thb/deb/deblab/add_my_pet/