Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abj climate: MB, MC migrate: phylum:
COMPLETE = 2.8 ecozone: MANE, MAm food: biPz, bjCi class:
MRE = 0.205 habitat: 0jMcp, jiMb, jiMi gender: D order:
SMSE = 0.255 embryo: Mp reprod: O family:

Zero-variate data
ab 20 20.03 (0.00134)dage at birthBIOTIC
tp365 424.4 (0.1628)dtime since birth at pubertyBIOTIC
am3650 3655 (0.0014)dlife spanBIOTIC
Lb0.135 0.1015 (0.2484)cmtotal length at birthBIOTIC
Lp1.5 0.8004 (0.4664)cmtotal length st pubertyBIOTIC
Li 5 3.901 (0.2198)cmultimate total lengthBIOTIC
Ri2.74 3.167 (0.156)#/dmaximum reprod rateBIOTIC
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
LW_oct see Fig. 1 (0.06879)diameterdry weightCrumEmso1978
LW_mar see Fig. 1 (0.07945)diameterdry weightCrumEmso1978
LdL see Fig. 2 (0.1914)lengthchange in lengthCrumEmso1978
LN see Fig. 3 (0.3589)lengthfecundityCrumEmso1978
WdWw see Fig. 4 (0.09742)dry weightwet weightMurpJone1987
WdWd see Fig. 5 (0.1129)dry weightash-free dry weightMurpJone1987
TJO_30_aqua see Fig. 6 (0.2618)temperatureO_2 consumptionMurpJone1987
TJO_300_aqua see Fig. 7 (0.167)temperatureO_2 consumptionMurpJone1987
TJO_30_air see Fig. 6 (0.6678)temperatureO_2 consumptionMurpJone1987
TJO_300_air see Fig. 7 (0.2206)temperatureO_2 consumptionMurpJone1987
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalAsterina gibbosaUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02318cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.917-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.475-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 12.04J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8063-growth efficiency


  • Protandrous hermaphrodite; the male gametes are produced first and later only female gametes are produced. (ref: Wiki)
  • Direct development, no larval stages. (ref: Wiki)


  • Spawning is assumed to be once per yr
  • Protandrous hermaphrodite
  • Like all echinoderms, model abj has been selected but E_Hj is coupled to E_Hb in predict


  • [Wiki]
  • [BIOTIC]
  • [CrumEmso1978] R. G. Crump and R. H. Emson. Some aspects of the population dynamics of Asterina gibbosa (Asteroidea). J. mar. biol. Ass. U.K., 58:451--466, 1978.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [MurpJone1987] C. T. Murphy and M. B. Jones. Some factors affecting the respiration of intertidal Asterina gibbosa (Echinodermata: Asteroidea). J. mar. bol. Ass. U.K., 67:717--727, 1987.
  • [PaceMana2007] D. A. Pace and T. Manahan. Afficiencies and costs of alrval growth in different food environments (Asteroidea: Asterina miniata). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol., 353:89--106, 2007.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2011/11/10

accepted: 2016/11/01

refer to this entry as: AmP Asterina gibbosa version 2016/11/01