Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abj climate: MC, ME migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: MPN, MAN, MN food: biCi, biCvf
MRE = 0.056 habitat: 0iMp, biMb gender: D
SMSE = 0.119 embryo: Mp reprod: Aa

Zero-variate data
ap 43 45.07 (0.04818)dage at puberty of the medusaeBrew1989
am365 363.4 (0.004374)dlife span of the medusaeaquariumofpacific
Lb0.5 0.4687 (0.06256)cmbell diameter at birthflickr
Lp12.4 12.08 (0.02549)cmbell diameter at pubertyBrew1989
Li230 238 (0.03479)cmultimate bell diameterWiki
Ni1.5e+07 1.486e+07 (0.009506)#/dcumulated # eggsguess
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.03452)timebell diameterBrew1989
LW see Fig. 2 (0.2266)bell diameterwet weightBrew1989
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalCyanea capillataUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.0577cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.4-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 26.04J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8016-growth efficiency


  • eggs remain in the medusae till the 18 d of planula, which encyst before forming a polyp (planulocysts) (ref: Brew1989)
  • Feeds mainly on copepods during max growth (ref: Brew1989)
  • Polyp also produces cysts (stimulated by increase of temp) from which new polyps develop (podocysts); decrease of temp stimuates excystment ofpodocysts and the strobilation of polyps (ref: BrewFein1991)


  • This entry is about mudusae only; no mass of reproduction info available for the polyp stage
  • Reproductive output is underestimated because ephyra is large relative to neonate planula


  • The creation of this entry was supported by the Norwegian Science Council (NFR 255295)


Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, Starrlight Augustine, 2017/09/22

accepted: 2017/09/22

refer to this entry as: AmP Cyanea capillata version 2017/09/22