Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: MC migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.2 ecozone: MC food: biPn
MRE = 0.165 habitat: 0iMp gender: Hh
SMSE = 0.172 embryo: Mp reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab0.33 0.2342 (0.2902)dage at birth FenaGors1983
am 8 8 (7.824e-06)dlife span FenaGors1983
NR164.6 129.1 (0.216)#total number of eggs at deathLombScia2009
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
aL see Fig. 1 (0.06262)time since birthtrunc lengthFenaGors1983
aLR see Fig. 2 (0.1075)time since birthtotal trunc lengthFenaGors1983
aWd see Fig. 3 (0.3158)time since birthdry weightFenaGors1983
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalOikopleura longicaudaUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.06795cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.5521-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.475-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 1300J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0011/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8074-growth efficiency


  • Produces a new house each 2 h (marine snow) (ref: Wiki)
  • dies at first spawning (ref: Wiki)


  • Reproduction efficiency kap_R has been set to 0.95/2 because the species is simultaneous hermaphroditic


  • [Wiki]
  • [FenaGors1983] R. Fenaux and G. Gorsky. Cycle vital et croissance de l'appendiculaire Oikopleura longicauda. Annu. Inst. Oceanogr., 59:107--116, 1983.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [LombScia2009] F. Lombard, A. Sciandra, and G. Gorsky. Appendicularians ecophysiology. ii. Reproducing clearance, growth, respiration and particles production of the appendicularian Oikopleura dioica by modeling its ecophysiology. Journal of Marine Systems, 78:617--629, 2009.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2011/10/21

accepted: 2016/03/11

refer to this entry as: AmP Oikopleura longicauda version 2016/03/11