Callianira antarctica (Antarctic comb jelly):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.326
SMSE = 0.490

Zero-variate data
Li9.8 9.825 (0.002531)cmultimate total lengthScolDaly2006
Wdi1.366 1.457 (0.06641)gultimate dry weightScolDaly2006
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
WdJO see Fig. 1 (0.394)dry weightO_2 consumptionScolDaly2006
WdJN see Fig. 2 (0.7512)dry weightNH_3 excretionScolDaly2006
LWd see Fig. 3 (0.2687)total lengthdry weightScolDaly2006
LWC see Fig. 4 (0.4447)total lengthtotal C weightScolDaly2006
LWN see Fig. 5 (0.3512)total lengthtotal N weightScolDaly2006
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalCallianira antarcticaUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02332cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.5616-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.475-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 8.81J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7935-growth efficiency


  • C. antarctica feeds mainly on copepods (ref: SeJoScol2004)
  • Is found is Magellan Strait and the Antarctic Ocean; C. antarctica egested little else than clear pieces of disarticulated exoskeleton (ref: ScolDaly2006)
  • The similarity in feeding incidence between autumn and winter, despite a large seasonal variability in prey abundance, suggests that other factors, such as prey patchiness, may significantly influence feeding (ref: ScolDaly2006)
  • 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
  • No data on life span is available; h_a = 1e-6 has been set arbitrarily


  • Wiki
  • Kooy2010
  • MaleFaga1993
  • ScolDaly2006
  • SeJoScol2004

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Starrlight Augustine, 2012/12/19 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/10/14)

accepted: 2015/11/06

refer to this entry as: AmP Callianira antarctica version 2015/11/06