Mya arenaria (Soft-shell clam):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.346
SMSE = 0.256

Zero-variate data
ab 2 2.069 (0.03436)dage at birthRoosRhod1980
tj291 285.4 (0.01926)dtime since birth at metamCard2007
am1.022e+04 1.022e+04 (1.937e-05)dlife spanMacDThom1980
Lb0.0165 0.05995 (2.633)cmshell length at birthHendDure2005
Lp2.34 2.365 (0.01048)cmshell length at pubertyCardWitt2009
Li 15 19.31 (0.2872)cmultimate shell lengthTebb1966
Wdp0.03 0.02879 (0.04046)gdry weight at pubertyCard2007
Wdi22.3 15.67 (0.2972)gultimate dry weightCard2007
Ri8219 8948 (0.08873)#/dmaximum reprod rateNeweHidu1986
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
LW see Fig. 1 (0.2122)shell lengthsomatic wet weightCard2007
tL see Fig. 2 (0.2587)time since birthshell lengthCard2007
tW see Fig. 3 (0.2294)time since birthsomatic ashfree dry weightCard2007
tWR see Fig. 4 (0.3832)time since birthgonadic ashfree dry weightCard2007
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalMya arenariaUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.06593cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.8096-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 8.364J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7959-growth efficiency


  • This entry is discussed in Card2007, FreiCard2010 (ref: Card2007, FreiCard2010, FreiCard2009)


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Bibtex files with references for this entry

Dina Lika, Joana Cardoso &Vania Freitas, 2009/07/29 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2015/12/20)

accepted: 2015/12/27

refer to this entry as: AmP Mya arenaria version 2015/12/27