Carapus bermudensis (Atlantic pearlfish):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  ssj  

MRE = 0.028
SMSE = 0.036

Zero-variate data
ab 1 1.035 (0.03455)dage at birthguess
am3650 3650 (4.086e-09)dlife spanguess
Lb0.1 0.09652 (0.03481)cmtotal length at birthguess
Lp18.7 18.79 (0.004727)cmtotal length at pubertySmitTyle1981
Li20.8 21.38 (0.02807)cmultimate total lengthfishbase
Wwi 15 14.87 (0.008563)gultimate wet weightGlynEnoc2008
Ri2740 2742 (0.0007664)#/dmaximum reprod rateguess
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.1094)time since birthhead lengthSmitTyle1981
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalCarapus bermudensisUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02883cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.8006-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 17.96J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0028581/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8-growth efficiency


  • Larva develops in vexillifer with a long dorsal filament colled vexillem. This filament disappear: the long slender tenuis stage. After a planktontic period the tenuis enters their holothurian host and shrink to 1/3 of its size. Tip of tail frequently missing: size in head-length. (ref: SmitTyle1981)


  • Wiki
  • Kooy2010
  • GonzMagg2014
  • GlynEnoc2008
  • SmitTyle1981
  • fishbase

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2014/06/06

accepted: 2015/08/25

refer to this entry as: AmP Carapus bermudensis version 2015/08/25