Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abj climate: MC migrate: phylum:
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: MANE food: bjP, biD, jiCi, jiS class:
MRE = 0.072 habitat: 0bMb, bjMp, jiMb gender: D order:
SMSE = 0.081 embryo: Mbf reprod: O family:

Zero-variate data
ab244 244 (0.0001338)dage at birthWiki
tj331 288.2 (0.1293)dtime since birth at metamWeisThat2009
tp766.5 1122 (0.4637)dtime since birth at pubertyBenn1974
am3.65e+04 3.65e+04 (6.076e-05)dlife spanWiki
Lp12.7 12.38 (0.02548)cmcarapace width at puberty for femalesWiki
Lpm 11 10.97 (0.00249)cmcarapace width at puberty for malesWiki
Li24.2 23.66 (0.02244)cmultimate carapace width for femalesBenn1974
Lim26.7 28.09 (0.05217)cmultimate carapace width for malesBenn1974
Wwb3.3e-05 3.301e-05 (0.0003)gwet weight at birthHaigRayn2015
Wwp452 411.8 (0.089)gwet weight at puberty for femalesWiki
Wwpm294 294.2 (0.000579)gwet weight at puberty for malesWiki
Wwi3100 2876 (0.07232)gultimate wet weightBenn1974
Wwim4200 4937 (0.1755)gultimate wet weightBenn1974
Ri8219 8222 (0.000362)#/dmaximum reprod rateWiki
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tW_f see Fig. 1 (0.07074)timewet weightBenn1974
tW_m see Fig. 1 (0.04888)timewet weightBenn1974
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalCancer pagurusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02047cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9675-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 52.39J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8083-growth efficiency


  • After a short protozoea stage, five zoea stages occur before metamorphosing into the megalopa, which settles with 24 h (ref: HaigRayn2015)
  • No feeding occurs during brooding (ref: HaigRayn2015)


  • Males are assumed to differ from females by {p_Am} and E_Hp only


  • [Wiki]
  • [Benn1974] D. B. Bennet. Growth of the edible crab (Cancer pagurus L.) off South-West England. J. mar. biol. Ass. U.K., 54:803--823, 1974.
  • [HaigRayn2015] J. A. Haig, G. Rayner, E. Akritopoulou, and M. J. Kaiser. Fecundity of Cancer pagurus in Welsh waters, a comparison with published literature. Technical Report 49, Bangor University, 2015.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [WeisThat2009] M. Weiss, S. Thatje, O. Heilmayer, K. Anger T. Brey, and M. Keller. Growth of the edible crab (Cancer pagurus L.) off South-West England. J. mar. biol. Ass. U.K., 54:803--823, 2009.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2017/08/25

accepted: 2017/08/25

refer to this entry as: AmP Cancer pagurus version 2017/08/25