Belone belone (Garfish):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  std  

MRE = 0.088
SMSE = 0.096

Zero-variate data
ah13.75 12.37 (0.1002)dage at hatchDulcBazd2009
am7300 7200 (0.01371)dlife spanguess
Lh0.9 0.9391 (0.04345)cmstandard length at hatchDulcBazd2009
Lht0.978 0.9699 (0.008326)cmtotal length at hatchDulcBazd2009
L10.95 1.002 (0.05509)cmstandard length at 1 dDulcBazd2009
L1t1.04 1.035 (0.004653)cmtotal length at 1 dDulcBazd2009
L31.305 1.129 (0.1351)cmstandard length at 3 dDulcBazd2009
L3t1.397 1.166 (0.1656)cmstandard length at 3 dDulcBazd2009
Lp_f31.5 29.03 (0.07851)cmtotal length at puberty for females ZoriSino2011
Lp_m 28 26.76 (0.04427)cmtotal length at puberty for males ZoriSino2011
Li_f 93 98.38 (0.05788)cmultimate total length for femalesfishbase
Li_m 88 93.04 (0.05724)cmultimate total length for malesguessed
Wwi1300 1259 (0.03166)gultimate wet weight for femalesfishbase
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL_m see Fig. 1 (0.08238)time since birthtotal lengthZoriKec2013
tL_f see Fig. 1 (0.07025)time since birthtotal lengthZoriKec2013
LW see Fig. 2 (0.1475)total lengthwet weightZoriKec2013
LN see Fig. 3 (0.2315)wet weightfecundityZoriKec2013
WN see Fig. 4 (0.2537)wet weightfecundityZoriKec2013
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalBelone beloneUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.01254cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9785-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 40.73J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8029-growth efficiency


  • Birth is assumed to coincide with hatch due to lack of data
  • Males are assumed to differ from females by {p_Am} only


  • [Wiki]
  • [fishbase]
  • [DulcBazd2009] J. Dulcic, B. Bazdaric, L. Grubisic, P. Tutman, and B. Dragicevic. Embryonic and larval development of garpike from the Adriatic Sea. Integrative Zoology, 4:272--276, 2009.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [ZoriKec2013] B. Zorica and V. C. Kec. Age, growth and mortality of the garfish, Belone belone (L. 1761) in the eastern Adriatic Sea. J. Mar. Biol. Assoc., 93:365--372, 2013.
  • [ZoriSino2011] B. Zorica, G. Sinovcic, and V. C. Kec. The reproductive cycle, size at maturity and fecundity of garfish (Belone belone, L. 1761) in the eastern Adriatic Sea. Helgol Mar Res, 65:435--444, 2011.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2014/05/13 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/10/30)

accepted: 2016/10/30

refer to this entry as: AmP Belone belone version 2016/10/30