Mytilaster minimus (Dwarf mussel):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.065
SMSE = 0.179

Zero-variate data
ab1.1 1.115 (0.0135)dage at birthSaraBuff2004
tp182 183.3 (0.007051)dtime since birth at pubertyRina2011
am3650 3650 (8.087e-05)dlife spanguess
Lb0.018 0.01797 (0.001554)cmtotal length at birthguess
Lj0.25 0.248 (0.007949)cmtotal length at metamMont2011
Lp0.45 0.4553 (0.0118)cmtotal length at pubertyMont2011
Li 2 2.003 (0.001596)cmultimate total lengthMont2011
Wwp0.015 0.005877 (0.6082)gwet weight at pubertyMont2011
Wwi0.5 0.5005 (0.001065)gultimate wet weightMont2011
Ri1400 1401 (0.0009909)#/dmaximum reprod rateMont2011
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalMytilaster minimusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.04576cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.8678-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 19.28J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8019-growth efficiency


  • This entry is discussed in Palm2012 (ref: Palm2012)


  • [Wiki]
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [Mont2011] Valeria Montalto, 2011. Original data.
  • [Palm2012] V. Palmeri. Risposte ecologiche dei filtratori bentonici marini alla variabilità indotta dai fenomeni antropici. PhD thesis, Palermo University, 2012.
  • [Rina2011] Alessandro Rinaldi, 2011. Original data.
  • [SaraBuff2004] G. Sarà and G. Buffa. Density and biometrical features of two co-occurring bivalves (Mytilaster minimus and Brachidontes pharaonis) in western Sicily (South Tyrrhenian). In Proceedings of IV Italian National Congress of Marine Science (CONISMA), page 122, Palermo (Italy), 2004.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Valeria Palmeri, et al., 2011/10/22 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2015/12/26)

accepted: 2015/12/27

refer to this entry as: AmP Mytilaster minimus version 2015/12/27