Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abj climate: MC migrate:
COMPLETE = 3.0 ecozone: MANE, MAW food: biPz, bjCi
MRE = 0.424 habitat: 0jMcp, jiMb, jiMi gender: D
SMSE = 0.440 embryo: Mp reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab 4 3.517 (0.1208)dage at birthBarkNich1983
tj 81 7.743 (0.9044)dtime since birth at metamBarkNich1983
tp120 77.42 (0.3548)dtime since birth at pubertyGuilJoly2012
am1095 1077 (0.0163)dlife spanNichBark1984
Lb0.027 0.02987 (0.1061)cmtotal length at birthSaraFlya2001
Lj0.4 0.2256 (0.4359)cmdiameter at metamLariWest2011
Lp 2 2.353 (0.1765)cmdiameter st pubertyGuilJoly2012
Li 52 55.12 (0.05997)cmultimate total lengthWiki
Ri6849 7283 (0.06325)#/dmaximum reprod rateSmit1940
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
LWd see Fig. 1 (0.1989)diameterdry weightBrig1983
WdW see Fig. 2 (0.6419)wet weightchange in wet weightAgue2011
LdL see Fig. 3 (0.6021)diameterchange in diameterAgue2011
WdJO see Fig. 4 (1.823)dry weightO_2 consumptionAgue2011
WwJX see Fig. 5 (0.4287)wet weightprey wet weight consumptionAgue2011
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalAsterias rubensUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.01336cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.998-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 31.36J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7528-growth efficiency


  • dioecious, which means that each individual is either male or female (ref: Wiki)


  • [Wiki]
  • [Ague2011] Own data.
  • [BarkNich1983] M. F. Barker and D. Nichols. Reproduction, recruitment and juvenile ecology of the starfish Asterias rubens and Marthasterias glacialis. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 63:745--765, 1983.
  • [Brig1983] C. F. Briggs. A study of some sublittoral populations of Asterias rubens and their prey. PhD thesis, University of Liverpool, 1983.
  • [GuilJoly2012] M. Guillou, G. Joly-Turquin, S. Leyzour, P. Pernet, and P. Dubois. Factors controlling juvenile growth and population structure of the starfish Asterias rubens in intertidal habitats: field and experimental approaches. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K., 92(2):367--378, 2012.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [LariWest2011] O. Larink and W. Westheide. Coastal plankton. Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, Munchen, 2011.
  • [NichBark1984] D. Nichols and M. F. Barker. A comparative study of reproductive and nutritional periodicities in two populations of Asterias rubens (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) from the English Channel. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 64(471--484), 1984.
  • [SaraFlya2001] O. L. Saranchova and L. P. Flyachinskaya. The influence of salinity on early ontogeny of the mussel Mytilus edulis and the starfish Asterias rubens from the White Sea. Biol. Morya, 27(2):87--93, 2001.
  • [Smit1940] G. F. Smith. Factors limiting distribution and size of the starfish. J. Fish. Res. Bd. Canada, 5:84--103, 1940.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Antonio Aguera Garcia, 2011/12/27 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2014/03/23)

accepted: 2015/11/02

refer to this entry as: AmP Asterias rubens version 2015/11/02