Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abj climate: MA, MB migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: MI, MIr, MAm food: biPp
MRE = 0.242 habitat: 0jMp, jiMb gender: D
SMSE = 0.307 embryo: Mp reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab1.1 1.116 (0.01439)dage at birthMontRoch2006
tj 24 1.985 (0.9173)dtime since birth at metamMontRoch2006
tp182 218.7 (0.2016)dtime since birth at pubertyRina2013
am1460 1460 (4.402e-05)dlife spanSaraPalm2013
Lb0.009 0.01367 (0.5185)cmshell height at birthMontRoch2006
Lj0.0273 0.02775 (0.01654)cmshell height at metamMontRoch2006
Lp0.75 1.051 (0.4014)cmshell height at pubertyMort1988
Li3.8 3.484 (0.08316)cmshell height lengthSaraPalm2013
Wwp0.084 0.05058 (0.3979)gwet weight at pubertyRina2013
Wwi1.546 1.842 (0.1917)gultimate wet weightRina2013
Ri1208 1291 (0.06869)#/dmaximum reprod rateSaraPalm2013
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.09297)time since birthshell heightMont2013
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalBrachidontes pharaonisUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.01868cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.983-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 14.24J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7598-growth efficiency


  • This entry is discussed in MontPalm2014 and Palm2012 (ref: Palm2012, MontPalm2014)


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  • [Mont2013] Valeria Montalto, 2013. Original data.
  • [MontRoch2006] W. Monteiro-Ribas, F. Rocha-Miranda, R.C. Romano, and J. Quintanilha. Larval development of Brachidontes solisianus (Bivalvia: Mytilidae), with notes on differences between its hinge system and that of the mollusc Perna perna. Brazilian Journal of Biology, 66:109--116, 2006.
  • [Palm2012] V. Palmeri. Risposte ecologiche dei filtratori bentonici marini alla variabilità indotta dai fenomeni antropici. PhD thesis, Palermo University, 2012.
  • [Rina2013] Alessandro Rinaldi, 2013. Original data.
  • [SaraPalm2013] G. Sarà, V. Palmeri, V. Montalto, A. Rinaldi, and J. Widdows. Parameterisation of bivalve functional traits for mechanistic eco-physiological Dynamic Energy Budget (DEB) models. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 480:99--117, 2013.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Valeria Montalto, et al., 2013/05/26 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2015/12/26)

accepted: 2016/01/10

refer to this entry as: AmP Brachidontes pharaonis version 2016/01/10