Octopus mimus (Gould octopus):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.087
SMSE = 0.125

Zero-variate data
am240 240.1 (0.0004063)dlife spanADW
Wdb0.00055 0.0005486 (0.002592)gdry weight at birthUriaEspi2012
Wwp890 881.7 (0.00933)gwet weight at pubertyZuniOlvi2014
Wwi3700 2423 (0.345)gultimate wet weight for femalesWiki
Ni4e+05 3.995e+05 (0.001191)#cum reprod at deathZuniOlvi2014
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tW see Fig. 1 (0.1469)timewet weightCortGonz1999
Ta see Fig. 2 (0.03925)temperaturetimeZuniOlvi2014
Tt see Fig. 2 (0.1505)temperaturetimeUriaEspi2012
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalOctopus mimusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02289cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.5356-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 1170J/d.cm^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7996-growth efficiency


  • semelparous: death at first spawning, female ventilates eggs and dies after hatching; No food intake during this period (ref: ZuniOlvi2014)
  • small eggs with a planktontic larval stage (ref: ZuniOlvi2014)
  • males and females grow at the same rate; males mature before females (ref: CortGonz1999)


  • z is not well-fixed by data, size ultimate size is much larger than size at death
  • in view of fitting results, puberty does not coincide with mating and part of structure converts to eggs just before death
  • model abj has been used, meaning that settlement has no effect on acceleration


  • [Wiki] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octopus_mimus.
  • [ADW] http://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Octopus_vulgaris/.
  • [CortGonz1999] T. Cortez, A. F. Gonzalez, and A. Guerra. Growth of cultured Octopus mimus (Cephalopoda, Octopodidae). Fisheries Research, 40:81--89, 1999.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [UriaEspi2012] I. Uriarte, V. Espinoza, M. Herrera, O. Zuniga, A. Olivares, P. Carbonell, S. Pino, A. Farias, and C. Rosas. Effect of temperature on embryonic development of Octopus mimus under controlled conditions. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 416-417:168--175, 2012.
  • [ZuniOlvi2014] O. Zuniga, A. Olivares, and C. Rosas. Octopus mimus. In J. Iglesias, L. Fuentes, and R. Villaneuva, editors, {em Cephalopod culture}, pages 397--413. Springer, 2014.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2017/02/26

accepted: 2017/02/26

refer to this entry as: AmP Octopus mimus version 2017/02/26 bio.vu.nl/thb/deb/deblab/add_my_pet/