Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abj climate: MC migrate:
COMPLETE = 3.0 ecozone: MC food: biCi, biCvf
MRE = 0.245 habitat: 0iMp gender: D
SMSE = 0.262 embryo: Mp reprod: O

Zero-variate data
tp150 101.6 (0.3226)dtime since birth at pubertyMaleMale1992
am2e+05 2.12e+05 (0.05999)dlife spanguessed
L00.03 0.03183 (0.06106)cmegg diameter AviaRott1991, Berr1949
Lb0.11 0.08388 (0.2375)cmtotal length at birthAvia1986
Lp 7 6.1 (0.1286)cmtotal length st pubertyMaleMale1992
Li 12 12.06 (0.004586)cmultimate total lengthRosaPans2012
Wwi288 228.8 (0.2057)gultimate wet weightguessed
Ri2e+04 2.451e+04 (0.2256)#/dmaximum reprod rateguessed
RQ0.8 0.9195 (0.1494)-respiratory quotientLars1987b
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
LWw see Fig. 1 (0.2582)bell diameterwet weightRosaPans2012
LWd see Fig. 2 (0.2282)bell diameterdry weightRosaPans2012
Tab see Fig. 3 (0.1225)temperatureage at ephyrea stageRosaPans2012
LR see Fig. 4 (0.4906)bell diameterreproduction rateRosaPans2012
tWwA see Fig. 5 (0.197)time since birthwet weightLars1987a
tWwB see Fig. 5 (0.1755)time since birthwet weightLars1987a
tWwC see Fig. 5 (0.218)time since birthwet weightLars1987a
LWN see Fig. 6 (0.1086)bell diameternitrogen massLars1987a
LWC see Fig. 7 (0.3524)bell diametercarbon massLars1987a
LWd_MC see Fig. 8 (0.1983)bell diameterdry weightLars1987a
TJO see Fig. 9 (0.6483)temperaturedry-mass spec O_2 consumptionMale1989c
TJN see Fig. 10 (0.7538)temperaturedry-mass spec NH_3 productionMale1989c
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalPelagia noctilucaUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.01482cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.5738-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 176.6J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7951-growth efficiency


  • This entry is discussed in AuguRosa2014 (ref: AuguRosa2014)
  • Pelagia has no polyp stage (ref: Wiki)


  • Chemical pars are assumped to relate to ash-free dry mass; MaleFaga1993 report ash free dry mass over dry mass ratio of 0.263 - 0.297 with mean 0.279, which makes del_W = 3.5842


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Bibtex file with references for this entry

Starrlight Augustine, et al., 2012/12/07 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2018/01/06)

accepted: 2018/01/06

refer to this entry as: AmP Pelagia noctiluca version 2018/01/06