Octopus vulgaris (Common octopus):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.334
SMSE = 0.435

Zero-variate data
ab_22 37 15.6 (0.5783)dage at birthCaveDoma1999
ab_18 47 22.33 (0.525)dage at birthIgleOter2004
ts 40 48.3 (0.2075)dtime since birth at settlementIgleOter2004
tp150 139.2 (0.0722)dtime since birth at pubertySilvSobr2002
am240 238.9 (0.004412)dlife spanIgleOter2004
Lb0.15 0.05184 (0.6544)cmmantle length at birthIgleSanc2007
Wdb0.00034 1.909e-06 (0.9944)gdry weight at birth IgleOter2004, VillRiba2004
Wds0.0095 0.009541 (0.004339)gdry weight at settlementIgleOter2004
Wwp1000 890.8 (0.1092)gwet weight at pubertySilvSobr2002
Wwi1800 1835 (0.01922)gultimate wet weightIgleOter2004
Ni1.12e+05 1.02e+05 (0.08921)#cum reprod at deathIgleOter2004
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tW see Fig. 1 (0.1795)time since birthwet weightIgleOter2004
tWd_para1 see Fig. 2 (0.5895)time since birthdry weightIgleOter2004
tWd_para2 see Fig. 2 (0.4995)time since birthdry weightCarrArro2006
tL_para2 see Fig. 3 (0.4895)time since birthmantle lengthCarrArro2006
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalOctopus vulgarisUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.00182cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9983-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 18.65J/d.cm^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7973-growth efficiency


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


  • 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_vulgaris.
  • [CarrArro2006] J. F. Carrasco, J. C. Arronte, and C. Rodriguez. Paralarval rearing of the common octopus, Octopus vulgaris (Cuvier). Aquaculture Research, 37:1601--1605, 2006.
  • [CaveDoma1999] A. Caveriviere, F. Domain, and A. Diallo. Observations on the influence of temperature on the length of embryonic development in Octopus vulgaris (Senegal). Aquat. Living Resour., 12:151--154, 1999.
  • [IgleOter2004] J. Iglesias, J. Otero, C. Moxica, L. Fuentes, and F. Sanchez. The completed life cycle of the octopus (Octopus vulgaris Cuvier) under culture conditions: paralarval rearing using artemia and zoeae, and first data on juvenile growth up to 8 months of age. Aquacult. Int., 12:481--487, 2004.
  • [IgleSanc2007] J. Iglesias, F. Sanchez, J Bersano, and et al. Rearing of Octopus vulgaris paralarvae: Present status, bottlenecks and trends. Aquaculture, 266:1--15, 2007.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [SilvSobr2002] L. Silva, I. Sobrino, and F. Ramos. Reproductive biology of the common octopus, Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797 (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae) in the Gulf of Cadiz (SW Spain). Bulletin of marine science, 71:837--850, 2002.
  • [VillRiba2004] R. Villanueva, J. Riba, C. Ruaz-Capillas, A. Gonzalez, and M. Baeta. Amino acid composition of early stages of cephalopods and effect of amino acid dietary treatments on Octopus vulgaris paralarvae. Aquaculture, 242:455--478, 2004.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Jonathan Flye-Sainte-Marie, 2013/04/16 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2013/08/22)

accepted: 2016/01/15

refer to this entry as: AmP Octopus vulgaris version 2016/01/15 bio.vu.nl/thb/deb/deblab/add_my_pet/