Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abj climate: MB, MC migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: MAE, MAm food: biP, bjHa, bjCi
MRE = 0.224 habitat: 0jMcp, jiMb gender: D
SMSE = 0.324 embryo: Mp reprod: O

Zero-variate data
tj 18 18.5 (0.02778)dtime since birth at settlementCellFena1990
am3285 3279 (0.001677)dlife spanecol_mar
Lj0.048 0.02852 (0.4059)cmtest diameter at settlementCellFena1990
Lp2.25 2.235 (0.006574)cmtest diameter at pubertyGros2001
Li6.5 6.732 (0.03576)cmultimate test diameterGros2001
GSI0.16 0.1547 (0.03339)-gonado somatic indexCellFena1990
JX00.082 0.003643 (0.9556)g/dfeeding rate for Ww = 0.006 g CellFena1990
JX10.288 0.2985 (0.03647)g/dfeeding rate for Ww = 4.45 g CellFena1990
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.4212)time since settlementtest diameterGros2001
tL1 see Fig. 2 (0.158)time since settlementtest diameterGros2001
tL2 see Fig. 2 (0.3013)time since settlementtest diameterGros2001
tL3 see Fig. 2 (0.3983)time since settlementtest diameterGros2001
tL4 see Fig. 2 (0.2343)time since settlementtest diameterGros2001
LW see Fig. 3 (0.1135)test diameterwet weightCellFena1990
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalParacentrotus lividusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.0005733cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.4568-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 18.6J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8003-growth efficiency


  • morphological metamorphosis 18 d after birth at 19.5 C (= settlement) (ref: CellFena1990)
  • sigmoidal growth after settlement probably results from intra-specific competition (ref: Gros2001)
  • anus and mouth open 7 d after settlement (ref: Gros2001)
  • P. lividus are either male or female although hermaphroditism has been observed (ref: Wiki)


  • [Wiki]
  • [ecol_mar]
  • [CellFena1990] C. Cellario and L. Fenaux. Paracentrotus lividus (Lamarck) in culture (larval and benthic phases): parameters of growth observe during two years following metamorphosis. Aquaculture, 84:173--188, 1990.
  • [Gros2001] P. Grosjean. Growth model of the reared sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus (Lamarck, 1816). PhD thesis, Univ. Libre de Bruxelles, 2001.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2012/12/27

accepted: 2015/11/06

refer to this entry as: AmP Paracentrotus lividus version 2015/11/06