Crassostrea virginica (Eastern oyster):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.284
SMSE = 0.297

Zero-variate data
ab1.5 1.781 (0.1876)dage at birth Gals1964, Carr2009
aj 20 14.9 (0.2551)dage at metamorphosis Gals1964, Carr2009
ap 84 185.8 (1.212)dage at puberty HayeMenz1981, ObeiHeff1996
am7300 7297 (0.0004135)dlife spanGals1964
Lb0.0075 0.008198 (0.09304)cmdiameter of a D-larvae Gals1964, GallMann1986, Carr2009
Lj0.035 0.03205 (0.08425)cmdiameter of a settling larvae Andr1979, Toma1981, Carr2009
Lp 3 3.773 (0.2576)cmshell height Gals1964, HayeMenz1981, ObeiHeff1996, Carr2009
Li20.6 29.52 (0.4332)cmultimate shell heightGals1964
Wdb1.5e-07 1.222e-07 (0.1855)gdry weight at birthGallMann1986
Wdj7.5e-06 7.302e-06 (0.0264)gdry weight at metamorphosisLabaFern1999
Wdp0.12 0.09249 (0.2292)gdry weight at puberty HayeMenz1981, ObeiHeff1996
Wdi35.8 44.33 (0.2382)gultimate dry weightGals1964
Ri1.3e+06 1.757e+05 (0.8648)#/dmaximum reprod rate HoffPowe1992, ChoiLewi1993
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL_HopkMack1953 see Fig. 1 (0.1559)time since birthshell lengthHopkMack1953
tL_MannSout2009 see Fig. 2 (0.06227)time since birthshell lengthMannSout2009
tL_PaynPoli2010 see Fig. 3 (0.2484)time since birthshell lengthPaynPoli2010
LWw see Fig. 4 (0.3271)shell heightwet weightCasaLape2011
WdJO_10 see Fig. 5 (0.3285)dry weightoxygen consumptionDame1972
WdJO_20 see Fig. 5 (0.2441)dry weightoxygen consumptionDame1972
WdJO_30 see Fig. 5 (0.3974)dry weightoxygen consumptionDame1972
XJX see Fig. 6 (0.1394)algae cells concentrationclearance rateCasaLava2018
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalCrassostrea virginicaUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02099cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.6562-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 3.953J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8174-growth efficiency


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Bibtex files with references for this entry

Romain Lavaud, 2018/01/22

accepted: 2018/01/23

refer to this entry as: AmP Crassostrea virginica version 2018/01/23