Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: MC migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.3 ecozone: MAN food: bjPp, bjD
MRE = 0.433 habitat: 0jMc, jiMb gender: D
SMSE = 0.453 embryo: Mp reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab 4 0.242 (0.9395)dage at birthStra2000
tp547.5 710.8 (0.2982)dtime since birth at puberty Arkive, Marlin
am2190 2077 (0.05148)dlife spanWiki
Lb0.025 0.04855 (0.9421)cmtotal length at birthFarkBerg1979
Lp 14 21.01 (0.5009)cmtotal length at pubertyguessed
Li22.5 21.68 (0.03632)cmultimate total lengthWiki
Wwb3e-06 1.695e-07 (0.9435)gwet weight at birthguessed
Wwp 8 13.74 (0.7177)gwet weight at pubertyguessed
Wwi 14 15.1 (0.07851)gultimate wet weightguessed
Ri2740 2713 (0.009712)#/dmaximum reprod rateMarlin
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tW see Fig. 1 (0.2421)timeashfree dry weightBeukVlas1979
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalArenicola marinaUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.1627cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.997-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 255.4J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8-growth efficiency


  • Sexes separated (ref: Wiki)
  • Trochophora short living in mothers burrow; eggs in a jelly, which serves as food (ref: FarkBerg1979)
  • Spawning early Oct; predation on tails reduce weight (ref: BeukVlas1979)


  • exclude low tW values for old individuals; probably tail-eating
  • tW data composed from 2 figs on "small" and "big" worms, assuming that the "big" worms are second-years worms and that shrinking relates to predation of tails


  • [Wiki]
  • [Marlin]
  • [Arkive]
  • [BeukVlas1979] J. J. Beukema and J de Vlas. Population parameters of the lugworm, Arenicola marina, living on tidal flats in the Dutch Wadden Sea. Neth. J. Sea Res., 13:331--353, 1979.
  • [FarkBerg1979] H. Farke and E. M. Berghuis. Spawning, larval development and migration behaviour of Arenicola marina in the laboratory. Neth. J. Sea Res., 13:512--528, 1979.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [Stra2000] R. R. Strathmann. Form, function, and embryonic migration in large gelatinous egg masses of arenicolid worms. Invert. Biol., 119:319--328, 2000.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2009/07/18 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2013/06/26)

accepted: 2015/12/07

refer to this entry as: AmP Arenicola marina version 2015/12/07