Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abj climate: MC migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: MAN food: biCin
MRE = 0.219 habitat: 0iMp gender: Hh
SMSE = 0.262 embryo: Mp reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab1.5 1.385 (0.07635)dage at birthGrev1970
tp20.9 22.39 (0.07123)dtime since birth at pubertyGrev1970
am182.5 114.9 (0.3704)dlife spanGrev1970
Lb0.035 0.03537 (0.0107)cmtotal length at birthGrev1975
Lp 1 0.873 (0.127)cmtotal length at pubertyGrev1970
Li3.4 2.892 (0.1494)cmultimate total lengthWalr2011
Wwi 2 2.017 (0.008434)gultimate wet weightguessed
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.222)time since birthlengthGrev1970
TJO see Fig. 2 (0.1637)temperaturespec O_2 consumptionGyllGrev1979
LWw1 see Fig. 3 (0.9561)lengthwet weightWalr2011
LWw2 see Fig. 3 (0.2525)lengthwet weightWalrLang2013
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalBeroe gracilisUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.07853cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.7661-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.475-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 42.57J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8046-growth efficiency


  • Hermaphrodite (ref: Wiki)
  • Feeds on ctenophores (ref: Wiki)


  • Chemical pars are assumped to relate to ash-free dry mass; MaleFaga1993 report ash free dry mass over dry mass ratio of 0.263 - 0.297 with mean 0.279, which makes del_W = 3.5842


  • [Wiki]
  • [Grev1975] Reports/Plankton leaflets/SHEET146.PDF.
  • [Walr2011] Lodewijk van Walraven Wadden Sea sampling, length-wet weight relationships (2009) and dry weight, C
  • [Grev1970] W. Greve. Cultivation experiments on North Sea ctenophores. Helgoländer wissenschaftliche Meeresuntersuchungen, 20(1-4):304--317, 1970.
  • [GyllGrev1979] F. Gyllenberg and W. Greve. Studies on oxygen uptake in ctenophores. Annals zool. fenn., 16:44--49, 1979.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [MaleFaga1993] A. Malej, J. Faganeli, and J. Pezdic. Stable isotope and biochemical fractionation in the marine pelagic food chain: the jellyfish Pelagia noctiluca and net zooplankton. Marine Biology, 116:565--570, 1993.
  • [WalrLang2013] L. van Walraven, V. T. Langenberg, and H. W. van der Veer. Seasonal occurrence of the invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi in the western Dutch Wadden Sea. J. Sea Res, 82:86--92, 2013.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Starrlight Augustine, 2013/06/20 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2015/11/04)

accepted: 2015/11/06

refer to this entry as: AmP Beroe gracilis version 2015/11/06