Macrocheira kaempferi (Japanese spider crab):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.135
SMSE = 0.151

Zero-variate data
ab 10 13.9 (0.3896)dage at birthADW
tj18 41 47.57 (0.1603)dtime since birth at metamOkam1993
tj11 78 96.3 (0.2346)dtime since birth at metamOkam1993
tp1825 946.3 (0.4815)dtime since birth at pubertyADW
am3.65e+04 3.65e+04 (1.516e-06)dlife spanADW
Lj0.6 0.5689 (0.05182)cmcarapace length at settleguess
Lp 8 8.469 (0.05862)cmcarapace length at pubertyguess
Li 37 36.86 (0.003732)cmultimate carapace lengthADW
Wwb0.00018 0.0001769 (0.01711)gwet weight at birthADW
Wwj0.081 0.06784 (0.1625)gwet weight at metamguess
Wwp192 223.8 (0.1656)gwet weight at pubertyguess
Wwi1.9e+04 1.845e+04 (0.02872)gultimate wet weightWiki
Ri4110 4116 (0.001576)#/dmaximum reprod rateADW
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalMacrocheira kaempferiUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.03321cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9519-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 13.1J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8083-growth efficiency


  • Largest arthropod, not the haviest (ref: EoL)
  • At 12 till 15 C, 2 zoeal stages lasting between 12 and 37 d, 1 megalopa stage of 30 d, see ADW (ref: ADW)


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


Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, Starrlight Augustine, 2017/08/31

accepted: 2017/08/31

refer to this entry as: AmP Macrocheira kaempferi version 2017/08/31