Myzostoma cirriferum (Feather Star Louse):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  std  

MRE = 0.074
SMSE = 0.113

Zero-variate data
tp 55 56.87 (0.03407)dpinnular stageEeckJang1997
am190 191.1 (0.006008)dlife spanEeckJang1997
Lp0.05 0.04724 (0.05522)cmbody length at pubertyEeckJang1997
Li0.21 0.2013 (0.04158)cmultimate body lengthEeckJang1997
Wwb5.2e-07 5.044e-07 (0.03001)gwet weight at birthguess
Wwp2.3e-05 2.277e-05 (0.009866)gwet weight at pubertyguess
Wwi0.0017 0.001761 (0.0361)gultimate wet weightguess
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.1295)timebody lengthEeckJang1997
LN see Fig. 2 (0.3198)body lengthcumulative # of eggsEeckJang1997
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalMyzostoma cirriferumUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02952cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.5561-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.475-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 154.8J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8013-growth efficiency


  • obligate symbiont of Rosy Feather-star Antedon bifida; one youngs are parasites, older one commensals (ref: EeckJang1997)
  • pinnular stage lasts 55 d (fixed in pinnular grooves, generally close to the calyx, causing some deformation), vagile phase 135 d (free moving) (ref: EeckJang1997)
  • hermaphroditic (ref: EeckJang1997)


  • kap_R was fixed at 0.95/2 because of hermaphroditism


  • [Wiki]
  • [EeckJang1997] I. Eeckhaut and M. Jangoux. Infestation, population dynamics, growth and reproductive cycle of Myzostoma cerriferum (Myzostomida), an obligate symbiont of comatulid crinoid Antedon bifida (Crinoidea, Echinodermata). Cah. Biol. Mar., 38:7--18, 1997.
  • [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

Bas Kooijman, 2017/09/16

accepted: 2017/09/16

refer to this entry as: AmP Myzostoma cirriferum version 2017/09/16