Lepidochitona cinerea (Common chiton):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.042
SMSE = 0.044

Zero-variate data
tp152.5 168.2 (0.1028)dtime since birth at pubertyRichGott1974
am1825 1825 (0.0002291)dlife spanFishFish1989
Lp0.6 0.5346 (0.109)cmlength at pubertyRichGott1974
Li2.4 2.564 (0.0682)cmultimate lengthmarlin
Wwb4.2e-06 4.148e-06 (0.01236)gwet weight at birthRichGott1974
Wwj4.3e-06 4.338e-06 (0.008722)gwet weight at birthRichGott1974
Wd10.1 0.09872 (0.01277)gflesh dry weight at 10 mmRichGott1974
Ri4.932 4.955 (0.004851)#/dmax reproduction rate at 14 mmRichGott1974
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.06337)time since birthlengthBaxtJone1978
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalLepidochitona cinereaUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02937cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9984-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 69.85J/d.cm^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8014-growth efficiency


  • No sexual dimorphism (ref: RichGott1974)
  • Larvae spend only a few hours in the plankton (ref: FishFish1989)


  • [Wiki] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lepidochitona_cinerea.
  • [marlin] http://species-identification.org/species.php?species_group=mollusca&id=756.
  • [BaxtJone1978] J. M. Baxter and A. M. Jones. Growth and population structure of Lepidochitona cinereus (Mollusca: Polyplacophora)infected with Minchinia chitonis (Protozoa: Sporozoa) at Easthaven, Scotland. Mar. Biol, 46:305--313, 1978.
  • [FishFish1989] J. D. Fish and S. Fish. A student;s guide to the seashore. Unwon Hyman, London, 1989.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [RichGott1974] H.-P. Richter and K. J. Gotting. Oogenese und sexualitaet kaeferschnecke Lepodochitina cinereus (Mollusca, Polyplacophora). Helgolaender wiss. Meeresunters., 26:42--62, 1974.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2017/02/06

accepted: 2017/02/06

refer to this entry as: AmP Lepidochitona cinerea version 2017/02/06 bio.vu.nl/thb/deb/deblab/add_my_pet/