Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abj climate: MB, MC migrate: phylum:
COMPLETE = 3.0 ecozone: MAE, MAm food: biPz, bjCim class:
MRE = 0.049 habitat: 0jMcp, jiMb gender: D order:
SMSE = 0.053 embryo: Mp reprod: O family:

Zero-variate data
tj 80 69.68 (0.129)dtime since birth at metamBaetGali2016
tp547.5 549.8 (0.004214)dtime since birth at pubertyBaetGali2016
am1825 1808 (0.009385)dlife spanguess
Wwb4.2e-06 4.317e-06 (0.0278)gwet weight at birthguess
Wwj0.0225 0.02283 (0.0145)gwet weight at metamHeinNebe2004
Wwp 94 79.32 (0.1562)gwet weight at pubertyBaetGali2016
Wwi500 558.9 (0.1177)gultimate wet weightBaetGali2016
GSI0.5 0.49 (0.02004)#/dgonado somatic indexBaetGali2016
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL_20_1 see Fig. 1 (0.06217)time since 2009/12/01volumetric lengthBaetGali2016
tL_20_2 see Fig. 1 (0.05159)time since 2009/12/01volumetric lengthBaetGali2016
tL_20_3 see Fig. 1 (0.0008902)time since 2009/12/01volumetric lengthBaetGali2016
tL_80_4 see Fig. 2 (0.04185)time since 2009/12/01volumetric lengthBaetGali2016
tL_80_5 see Fig. 2 (0.02619)time since 2009/12/01volumetric lengthBaetGali2016
tL_80_6 see Fig. 2 (0.0193)time since 2009/12/01volumetric lengthBaetGali2016
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalAstropecten aranciacusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.01952cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.2925-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 21.66J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8-growth efficiency


  • dioecious, which means that each individual is either male or female (ref: Wiki)
  • length-weight: W in g = 0.0025 * (major radius length in mm)^2.22; becomes relatively more slender as it grows (ref: BaetGali2016)
  • In the study area it feeds mainly on the bivalves Glycymeris glycymeris and Callista chione, together with the gastropod Cyclope neritea between 5 and 30 m depth and almost exclusively on the bivalve Timoclea ovata between 50 and 200 m depth (ref: BaetGali2016)


  • Because this species changes shape during growth, arm length was converted to volumetric length


  • [Wiki]
  • [sealifebase]
  • [BaetGali2016] M. Baeta and E. Galimanyand M. Ramón. Growth and reproductive biology of the sea star Astropecten aranciacus (Echinodermata, Asteroidea) on the continental shelf of the Catalan Sea (Northwestern Mediterranean). Helgol Mar Res, 70:1--13, 2016.
  • [HeinNebe2004] T. Heinzeller and J. Nebelsick. Echinoderms: Muenchen. A. A. Balkema Publ, Leiden, 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, 2017/09/29

accepted: 2017/09/29

refer to this entry as: AmP Astropecten aranciacus version 2017/09/29