Westralunio carteri (Carter's freshwater mussel):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.045
SMSE = 0.049

Zero-variate data
tp912.5 853.5 (0.06463)dtime since birth at pubertyWiki
am1.825e+04 1.818e+04 (0.003904)dlife spanKlun2012
Lp2.75 3.006 (0.09307)cmtotal length at puberty Wiki, Klun2012
Li10.1 9.269 (0.08225)cmultimate total lengthWiki
Wwb7e-06 7.033e-06 (0.004695)gwet weight at birthWiki
Wwi22.4 22.36 (0.001618)gflesh wet weight at shell length 10 cmBascDuzg2009
Ri1000 1005 (0.005166)#/dmaximum reprod rateguess
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.1079)time since birthshell lengthKlun2012
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalWestralunio carteriUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.017cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.7503-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 5.223J/d.cm^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.00066431/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7982-growth efficiency
k 0.3 0.3-maintenance ratio


  • Uses fish and amphibians to cling its glochidia larvae (glochidia) and to metamorphose; The host forms cysts around glochidia, where they stay for 2128 days (ref: Wiki)


  • Glochidium is here not assumed to extract nutrients from the host fish


  • Wiki
  • Kooy2010
  • Jame1985
  • wldb
  • nzgeo
  • Klun2012
  • BascDuzg2009

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2017/02/13

accepted: 2017/02/13

refer to this entry as: AmP Westralunio carteri version 2017/02/13 bio.vu.nl/thb/deb/deblab/add_my_pet/