Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abj climate: MC migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.8 ecozone: MANE food: bjPp, jiHa
MRE = 0.116 habitat: 0jMp, jiMb, jiMi gender: Hsm
SMSE = 0.114 embryo: Mp reprod: O

Zero-variate data
tp365 365 (0.0001268)dtime since birth at pubertyBlac1969
am5475 5481 (0.001091)dlife spanBall1961
Lj0.02 0.03113 (0.5566)cmshell length at settlingmarlin
Li 6 6.138 (0.02306)cmultimate shell lengthBall1961
Wwb2e-06 1.633e-06 (0.1833)gwet weight at birthmarlin
Wdi1.9 1.879 (0.01087)gultimate dry weightBaxt1983
GSI0.3 0.2714 (0.09547)-gonad dry weight as fraction of flesh dry weight at spawningWrigHart1981
EW4 10 11.56 (0.156)kJenergy content at L = 4 cmWrigHart1981
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.05994)time since birthlengthWrigHart1981
tL1 see Fig. 2 (0.2359)time since birthlengthBall1961
tL2 see Fig. 2 (0.07827)time since birthlengthBall1961
tL3 see Fig. 2 (0.06469)time since birthlengthBall1961
tL4 see Fig. 2 (0.04741)time since birthlengthBall1961
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalPatella vulgataUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.01553cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.6175-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 33.06J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8031-growth efficiency


  • Larval stage lasts 2 till 10 d (ref: marlin)


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


  • [Wiki]
  • [marlin]
  • [Ball1961] W. J. Ballantine. The population dynamics of Patella vulgata and other limpets. PhD thesis, University of London, Queen Mary, 1961.
  • [Baxt1983] J. M. Baxter. Annual variations in soft-body dry weight, reproductive cycle and sex ratios in populations of Patella vulgata at adjacent sites in the Orkney Islands. Mar. Biol, 76:149--157, 1983.
  • [Blac1969] D. T. Blackmore. Studies of Patella vulgata L. i. Growth, reproductlon and zonal distribution. J. exp. mar. Biol. Ecol., 3:200--213, 1969.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [Orto1928] J. H. Orton. Observations on Patella vulgata. Part i. Sex-phenomena, breeding and shell growth. J. Mar. Biol. Assoc. U.K., 15:851--862, 1928.
  • [WrigHart1981] J. R. Wright and R. G. Hartnoll. An energy budget for a population of the limpet Patella vulgata. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 61:627--646, 1981.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, Fred Jean &Starrlight Augustine, 2017/01/30

accepted: 2017/01/30

refer to this entry as: AmP Patella vulgata version 2017/01/30