Spisula solidissima (Atlantic surf clam):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.167
SMSE = 0.180

Zero-variate data
ab 2 2.322 (0.1612)dage at birthEystMors1984
aj 30 14.96 (0.5014)dage at metamorphosisFayNeve1983
ap365 452 (0.2383)dage at pubertyCargGrie1999
am1.132e+04 1.081e+04 (0.04439)dlife spanJoneThom1978
Lb0.0056 0.005107 (0.08811)cmshell length at birthAlle1953
Lj0.025 0.02613 (0.04536)cmshell length at metamorphosisRope1980
Lp 4 3.358 (0.1605)cmshell length at pubertyCargGrie1999
Li22.6 17.84 (0.2104)cmultimate shell lengthRope1980
Wdb9.19e-08 7.488e-08 (0.1852)gdry tissue weight at birthGuess
Wdj8.18e-06 1.004e-05 (0.2269)gdry tissue weight at metamorphosisGuess
Ri3.6e+05 3.581e+05 (0.005184)#/dmaximum reprod rateWalkHurl1996
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL1 see Fig. 1 (0.04105)time since birthshell lengthMuraSerc1979
tWw see Fig. 2 (0.1305)time since birthtissue weightMuraSerc1979
LN see Fig. 3 (0.3044)shell lengthfecundityWalkHurl1996
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalSpisula solidissimaUnitDescription
k 0.3 0.3213-maintenance ratio
v 0.02 0.01504cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.5625-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 9.118J/d.cm^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0012371/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7953-growth efficiency


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  • [Guess] Guestimation.
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Bibtex files with references for this entry

Romain Lavaud, 2018/01/22

accepted: 2018/01/23

refer to this entry as: AmP Spisula solidissima version 2018/01/23 bio.vu.nl/thb/deb/deblab/add_my_pet/