Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abj climate: MC migrate:
COMPLETE = 3.2 ecozone: MANE food: biCin
MRE = 0.289 habitat: 0iMp gender: Hh
SMSE = 0.506 embryo: Mp reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab 1 1.076 (0.07618)dage at birthAnniFine2007
am 30 29.83 (0.005827)dlife spanADW
L00.083 0.08239 (0.007297)cmegg diameterFineRoma2003
Lp1.3 1.268 (0.02481)cmtotal length at pubertyFineRoma2003
Li13.2 6.497 (0.5078)cmultimate total lengthFineRoma2003
WC01.28 1.057 (0.174)gCinitial egg carbon massAnniFine2007
Wwi112 112.1 (0.001281)gultimate wet weightFineRoma2003
R75000 4700 (0.0599)#/dreprod rate at 7 cmFineRoma2006
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
WdJO see Fig. 1 (0.2285)dry weightO_2 consumptionFineAnni2001
WwR see Fig. 2 (0.4281)wet weightreproduction rateFineAnni2001
tWw see Fig. 3 (0.7871)time since birthwet weightAnniFine2007
tWC see Fig. 4 (147.1)time since birthashfree dry weightAnniFine2007
LWw see Fig. 5 (0.6547)lengthwet weightAnniFine2007
LWw2 see Fig. 5 (0.4822)lengthwet weightSvetAbol2004
WwJO_21 see Fig. 6 (0.4701)wet weightO_2 consumptionSvetAbol2004
WwJO_26 see Fig. 6 (0.4312)wet weightO_2 consumptionSvetAbol2004
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalBeroe ovataUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02397cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.6724-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.475-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 16.62J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8047-growth efficiency


  • Hermaphrodite (ref: Wiki)
  • Invasive species in the black sea and used to control invasive populations of Mnemiopsis leidyi. Lots of work done to see if _Beroe ovata_ should be released into the Caspian. (ref: doris)


  • The data included in this entry are all taken in Black sea water with a salinity around 18, much lower than the typical 33 of sea water- it is an open question whether or not this affects physiological performance
  • 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
  • Weights for tWC are set to zero because of uncertainty in the units and inconsistency with tWw


  • [Wiki]
  • [doris]
  • [ADW]
  • [AnniFine2007] B. E. Anninsky, G. A. Finenko, G. I. Abolmasova, and Z. A. Romanova. Somatic organic content of the ctenophores Mnemiopsis leidyi (Ctenophora: Lobata) and Beroe ovata (Ctenophora: Beroida) in early ontogenetic stages. Russian Journal of Marine Biology, 33(6):417--424, 2007.
  • [FineAnni2001] G. A. Finenko, B. E. Anninsky, Z. A. Romanova, G. I. Abolmasova, and A. E. Kideys. Chemical composition, repiration and feeding rates of the new alien ctenophore, Beroe ovata, in the Black Sea. Hydrobiologia, 451:177//186, 2001.
  • [FineRoma2006] G. A. Finenko, Z. A. Romanova, G. I. Abolmasova, B. E. Anninsky, T. V. Pavlovskaya, L. Bat, and A. E. Kideys. Ctenophores invaders and their role in the trophic dynamics of the planktonic community in the coastal regions off the Crimean Coasts of the Black Sea (Sevastopol Bay). Oceanology, 46(4):472--482, 2006.
  • [FineRoma2003] G. A. Finenko, Z. A. Romanova, G. I. Abolmasova, B. E. Anninsky, L. S. Svetlichny, E. S. Hubareva, L. Bat, and A. E. Kideys. Population dynamics, ingestion, growth and reproduction rates of the invader beroe ovata and its impact on plankton community in Sevastopol Bay, the Black Sea. Journal of Plankton Research, 25(5):539--549, 2003.
  • [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.
  • [SvetAbol2004] L. S. Svetlichny, G. I. Abolmasova, E. S. Hubareva, G. A. Finenko, L. Bat, and A. E. Kideys. Respiration rates of Beroe ovata in the Black Sea. Marine Biology, 145:585--593, 2004.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Starrlight Augustine, 2012/12/19 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2015/11/04)

accepted: 2015/11/06

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