Sepia officinalis (Common cuttlefish):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.217
SMSE = 0.191

Zero-variate data
ab 24 15.95 (0.3355)dage at birthForsDeRu1994
tp410 320 (0.2195)dtime since birth at pubertyForsDeRu1994
am550 556.1 (0.01104)dlife spanForsDeRu1994
Lb0.7 0.8594 (0.2277)cmmantle length at birthForsDeRu1994
Lp 9 12.59 (0.3988)cmmantle length at pubertyForsDeRu1994
Li24.1 24.42 (0.01321)cmmantle length at death of femaleForsDeRu1994
Li_m21.3 20.8 (0.02359)cmmantle length at death of maleForsDeRu1994
Wwb0.15 0.1254 (0.1638)gwet weight at birthForsDeRu1994
Wwi2800 2877 (0.02753)gwet weight at deathForsDeRu1994
Ni6000 5813 (0.03124)#cum reprod at deathOnsoSalm2005
GSI0.13 0.2534 (0.9493)-gonado somatic indexOnsoSalm2005
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalSepia officinalisUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.1025cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.995-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 42.16J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7955-growth efficiency


  • Death is programmed, not by ageing; reprod once just before death (ref: seafish)


  • Notice that L_b^3/Ww_b = 2.3 and L_m^3/Ww_i = 4.9
  • Males are assumed to differ from females by {p_Am} only


  • [Wiki]
  • [seafish]
  • [ForsDeRu1994] J. W. Forsythe, R. H. DeRusha, and R. T. Hanlon. Growth, reproduction and life span of Sepia officinalis (Cephalopoda: Mollusca) cultured through seven consecutive generations. J. Zool. Lond., 233(2):175--192, 1994.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [OnsoSalm2005] B. Onsoy and A. Salman. Reproductive biology of the common cuttlefish Sepia officinalis L. (Sepiida: Cephalopoda) in the Aegean Sea. Turk J Vet Anim Sci, 29:613--619, 2005.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2009/03/13 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/01/04)

accepted: 2016/01/10

refer to this entry as: AmP Sepia officinalis version 2016/01/10