Arapaima gigas (Pirarucu):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  std  

COMPLETE = 2.5
MRE = 0.095
SMSE = 0.100

Zero-variate data
DataObservedPredicted(RE)UnitDescriptionReference
ab 9 8.126 (0.09709)dage at birthWWF
ap1095 1219 (0.1131)dage at pubertyAranCast2010
am7300 7300 (6.542e-06)dlife spanNat_Geogr
Lb1.4 1.552 (0.1089)cmtotal length at birthFAO
Lp160 134.6 (0.1589)cmtotal length at pubertyAranCast2010
Li240 233.8 (0.02565)cmultimate total lengthQuei2000
Wi1e+05 1.059e+05 (0.05877)gultimate wet weightQuei2000
Ri54.79 54.88 (0.001616)#/dmaximum reprod rateFAO
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.1751)time since birthtotal lengthAranCast2010
LW see Fig. 2 (0.2111)total lengthwet weightQuei2000
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalArapaima gigasUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.03239cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9905-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 28.99J/d.cm^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8011-growth efficiency

Facts

  • The arapaima has a fundamental dependence on surface air to breathe. (ref: Wiki)
  • In addition to gills, it has a modified and enlarged swim bladder, composed of lung-like tissue, which enables it to extract oxygen from the air. (ref: Wiki)
  • The arapaima male is supposed to be a mouthbrooder, like his relative, the Osteoglossum, meaning the young are protected in his mouth until they are older. (ref: Wiki)
  • Arapaima is NOT a mouthbrooder (ref: FAO)
  • W = 3.788E-05* L ^2.7045 (ref: FAO)

Bibliography

  • Wiki
  • Kooy2010
  • AranCast2010
  • Quei2000
  • fishbase
  • FAO
  • WWF
  • seriouslyfish
  • ADW
  • Nat_Geogr

Bibtex files with references for this entry


Bas Kooijman, 2014/04/28 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/10/16)

accepted: 2016/02/24

refer to this entry as: AmP Arapaima gigas version 2016/02/24 bio.vu.nl/thb/deb/deblab/add_my_pet/