Oyster allometric scaling. A Determination of FM weighted TF. Plotted is FM (g) against SL (mm) of 8 SL classes after pooling individual metrics according to reef type (weighted). Displayed are powered relationships of all SL classes (broken line arrows), and of small and large oysters (TF) (black arrows). Given are coefficients of determination (R², FM weighted TF in boxes) and number of oysters per SL class (N). B Plotted are scaling parameters of LWM, SM LIVE and FM weighted TF (N = 12 equations, Table 2). Note similar exponents for small oysters (arrows). C Plotted are scaling parameters of all LWM TF per site and year (unique) (N = 30 small, N = 30 large). Exponential relationship indicated, equation and coefficient of determination (R²) given. Distribution of exponents at both reef type is given for small and large oysters (in boxes), respectively. Additionally plotted are scaling parameters of LWM conversion functions of two other studies (CF SH, CF KATS). Large oysters highlighted (gray area). LRD = simple reefs with low reef density, HRD = complex reefs with high reef density, TF = twin function.

  Part of: Markert A (2020) How dense is dense? Toward a harmonized approach to characterizing reefs of non-native Pacific oysters – with consideration of native mussels. NeoBiota 57: 7-52. https://doi.org/10.3897/neobiota.57.49196