Macoma balthica (Baltic macoma):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.172
SMSE = 0.274

Zero-variate data
ab 3 2.833 (0.05574)dage at birthDren2004
tp422 70.76 (0.8323)dtime since birth at pubertyCard2009
am3832 3829 (0.0008282)dlife spanFreiCard2009
Lb0.015 0.01572 (0.04806)cmtotal length at birthBosPhil2007
Lp 1 0.8165 (0.1835)cmtotal length at pubertyHonkMeer1998
Li2.8 2.211 (0.2102)cmultimate total lengthDekk2009
Wdp0.0047 0.005606 (0.1927)gdry weight at pubertyCard2009
Wdi0.131 0.1114 (0.1499)gultimate dry weightFreiCard2009
R16158.9 157.7 (0.007847)#/dreprod rate at 1.64 cmHonkMeer1997
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.03464)time since birthshell lengthGilb1973
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalMacoma balthicaUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.01374cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9951-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 136.5J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8012-growth efficiency


  • [Wiki]
  • [Card2009] Observations by Joanna Cardoso.
  • [Dekk2009] Observations by Dekker.
  • [BosPhil2007] O. G. Bos, C. J. M. Philippart, and J. Van der Meer. Effects of temporary food limitation on development and mortality of Macoma balthica larvae. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 330:155--162, 2007.
  • [Dren2004] J. Drent. Life history variation of a marine bivalve (Macoma balthica) in a changing world. PhD thesis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 2004.
  • [FreiCard2009] V. Freitas, J. F. M. F. Cardoso, S. Santos, J. Campos, J. Drent, S. Saraiva, J. I. Witte, S. A. L. M. Kooijman, and H. W. Van der Veer. Reconstruction of food conditions for Northeast Atlantic bivalve species based on Dynamic Energy Budgets. J. Sea Res., 62:75--82, 2009.
  • [Gilb1973] M. A. Gilbert. Growth rate, longevity and maximum size of Macoma baltica (L.). Biol. Bull. (woods Hole), 145:119--126, 1973.
  • [HonkMeer1997] P. J. C. Honkoop and J. Van der Meer. Reproductive output of Macoma balthica populations in relation to winter-temperature and intertidal-height mediated changes of body mass. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser, 149:155--162, 1997.
  • [HonkMeer1998] P. J. C. Honkoop, J. van der Meer, J. J. Beukema, and D. Kwast. Does temperature-influenced egg production predict the recruitment in the bivalve Macoma balthica? Marine Ecology Progress Series, 164:229--235, 1998.
  • [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

Dina Lika, Joana Cardoso &Vania Freitas, 2009/07/26 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/10/15)

accepted: 2015/12/22

refer to this entry as: AmP Macoma balthica version 2015/12/22