Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Salmon louse):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abp  

MRE = 0.028
SMSE = 0.038

Zero-variate data
ab_517.5 16.82 (0.0389)dage at birthMarInst
ab_155.5 6.199 (0.1271)dage at birthMarInst
tp 57 57.91 (0.0159)dtime since birth at puberty femalesWiki
tp_m 52 52.5 (0.009601)dtime since birth at puberty malesWiki
am210 209.8 (0.001125)dmean life spanMarInst
Lb0.07 0.07036 (0.005078)cmlength at birthWiki
Lp1.8 1.82 (0.01129)cmlength at puberty femalesMarInst
Lp_m0.6 0.6038 (0.006293)cmlength at puberty malesMarInst
Li1.8 1.82 (0.01129)cmultimate total length femalesMarInst
Li_m0.6 0.6038 (0.006293)cmultimate total length malesMarInst
Wwp0.18 0.1829 (0.01599)gwet weight at pubertyMarInst
Wwi0.18 0.1829 (0.01599)gultimate wet weightguess
Ri33.27 33.51 (0.007113)#/dmaximum reprod rateMarInst
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.1224)time since infectiontotal lengthHamrEich2013
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalLepeophtheirus salmonisUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.06633cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 1-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 265.3J/d.cm^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8003-growth efficiency


  • six post-nauplius instars (= copepodid stages), of which 2 are chalimus stages, with frontal filament that do not allow them to roam over the host (ref: HamrEich2013)


  • Males are assumed to differ from females by {p_Am} and E_Hp only


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


  • [Wiki] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lepeophtheirus_salmonis.
  • [MarInst] http://www.marine.ie/Home/site-area/areas-activity/aquaculture/sea-lice/life-cycle-salmon-louse.
  • [HamrEich2013] L. A. Hamre, C. Eichner, C. M. A. Caipang, S. T. Dalvin, J. E. Bron, F. Nilsen, G. Boxshall, and R. Skern-Mauritzen. The salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Copepoda: Caligidae) life cycle has only two chalimus stages. PLoS ONE, 8(9):e73539, 2013.
  • [HeucNord2000] P. A. Heuch, J. R. Nordhagen, and T. A. Schram. Egg production in the salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Kroyer) in relation to origin and water temperature. Aquaculture Research, 31:805--814, 2000.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Starrlight Augustine, Bas Kooijman, 2017/09/26

accepted: 2017/09/26

refer to this entry as: AmP Lepeophtheirus salmonis version 2017/09/26 bio.vu.nl/thb/deb/deblab/add_my_pet/