Carcharodon carcharias (Great white shark):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  std  

MRE = 0.195
SMSE = 0.267

Zero-variate data
ab330 410 (0.2425)dage at birthWiki
ap5475 1739 (0.6825)dage at pubertyWiki
am1.095e+04 9106 (0.1684)dlife spanWiki
Lb151 146.9 (0.02701)cmtotal length at birthWiki
Lp475 379.9 (0.2002)cmtotal length at pubertyWiki
Li640 672.7 (0.05114)cmultimate total lengthWiki
Wwb3.5e+04 3.414e+04 (0.0245)gwet weight at birthWiki
Wwp5.787e+05 5.903e+05 (0.02012)gwet weight at pubertyWiki
Wwi3.324e+06 3.278e+06 (0.01396)gultimate wet weightWiki
Ri0.03836 0.01828 (0.5235)#/dmaximum reprod rateWiki
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalCarcharodon carchariasUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.1176cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.793-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 20.08J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8006-growth efficiency


  • mother feeds young in uterus with unfertilised eggs (ref: Wiki)
  • muscle temp = envir temp + 4 (ref: Wiki)


  • [Wiki]
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  • [Fran1996] M. P. Francis. Observations on a pregnant white shark with a review of reproductive biology. In A.P. Klimley and D.G. Ainley, editors, Great White Sharks, pages 157--172. Academic Press, 1996.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [UnchToda1996] S. Uchida, M. Toda, K. Teshima, and K. Yano. Pregnant white sharks and full-term embryos from japan. In A.P. Klimley and D.G. Ainley, editors, Great White Sharks; The Biology of Carcharodon carcharias., pages 139--155. Academic Press, San Diego, 1996.
  • [UnchYasu1987] S. Uchida, F. Yasuzumi, M. Toda, and N. Okura. On the observations of reproduction in Carcharodon carcharias and Isurus oxyrinchus (abstract). Report of the Japanese Group for Elasmobranch Studies, 24:5--6, 1987.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2011/09/22

accepted: 2016/02/24

refer to this entry as: AmP Carcharodon carcharias version 2016/02/24