Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abj climate: MC migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.4 ecozone: MASW food: bjPz, jiCim
MRE = 0.086 habitat: 0jMp, jiMb, jiMi gender: D
SMSE = 0.083 embryo: Mp reprod: O

Zero-variate data
tp2555 2155 (0.1566)dtime since birth at pubertyCled2004
am7300 7295 (0.0007148)dlife spanCled2004
Lp11.5 10.93 (0.04932)cmshell length at puberty for femaleCled2004
Lpm10.7 11.02 (0.03018)cmshell length at puberty for maleCled2004
Li 20 19.35 (0.03256)cmultimate shell lengthCled2004
Wwb4.2e-06 3.628e-06 (0.1362)gwet weight at birthCled2004
Ri2.6e+04 2.321e+04 (0.1072)#/dmax reproduction rateCled2004
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.1025)time since birthshell lengthCled2004
LW_f see Fig. 2 (0.1259)shell lengthshell-free wet weightCled2004
LW_m see Fig. 2 (0.117)shell lengthshell-free wet weightCled2004
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalAdelomelon brasilianaUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.01066cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.4376-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 15.5J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8001-growth efficiency


  • Imposex penis development in females- was found in over 30
  • Mostly carnivorous, feeding on molluscs and other small marine invertebrates (ref: Cled2004)
  • Largest egg capsules (till 140 ml, containing 33 embryos) among gastropods (ref: Cled2004)


  • males are assumed to differ from females by {p_Am} only


  • [Wiki]
  • [Cled2004] M. Cledon. Reproductive biology and ecology of Adelomelon brasiliana (Mollusca: Gastropoda) off Buenos Aires, Argentina. PhD thesis, Bremen University, 2004.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2017/02/08

accepted: 2017/02/08

refer to this entry as: AmP Adelomelon brasiliana version 2017/02/08