Mastigias papua (Spotted jelly):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.240
SMSE = 0.217

Zero-variate data
ab 6 5.083 (0.1528)dage at birth of the medusae (release of ephyrae)Sugi1965
aj 15 19.79 (0.3194)dage at metam of the medusae (release of ephyrae)guess
ap 40 35.08 (0.1229)dage at puberty of the medusaeSugi1963
am360 354.1 (0.01632)dlife span of the medusaeguess
Lb0.2 0.2026 (0.01302)cmbell diameter at birthSugi1963
Lj 1 1.922 (0.9216)cmbell diameter at metamguess
Lp5.5 5.972 (0.08588)cmbell diameter at pubertySugi1963
Li 20 23.18 (0.1592)cmultimate bell diameterHamn1982
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.2309)timebell diameterSugi1963
LW see Fig. 2 (0.2602)bell diameterwet weightMusc1986
LJO see Fig. 3 (0.3561)bell diameterMedusa respirationMcCl1994
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalMastigias papuaUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.01221cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 27.67J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7898-growth efficiency


  • Two reproduction modes: asexual when polyp and sexual when medusae (ref: Sugi1964)
  • Asexual reproduction produce either new polyp (budding) or ephyrae (strobilation) (ref: Sugi1964)
  • This species lives in symbiosis with zooxanthellae (ref: Sugi1964)
  • Zooxanthellae are taken at the polyp stage and are transmitted via asexual reproduction but not via sexual reproduction (ref: Sugi1964)
  • Zooxanthellae seem necessary for the strobilation (ref: Sugi1964)


  • I had to make a few of guesses to fill gaps. I based those assumptions on general results for other Scyphozoans
  • This entry is about mudusae only; no mass info availeble for the polyp stage


  • Wiki
  • Kooy2010
  • Musc1986
  • McCl1994
  • Sugi1963
  • Sugi1964
  • Sugi1965
  • Hamn1982
  • Arai1997

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Nicolas Djeghri, 2017/05/23

accepted: 2017/06/24

refer to this entry as: AmP Mastigias papua version 2017/06/24