Colossoma macropomum (Tambaqui):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.015
SMSE = 0.019

Zero-variate data
am2.373e+04 2.383e+04 (0.004524)dlife spanWiki
Lp 60 60.19 (0.003154)cmtotal length at pubertyWiki
Li110 103.1 (0.06234)cmultimate total lengthWiki
Wb0.00052 0.0005204 (0.0007759)gwet weight at birthfishbase
Wi4.4e+04 4.424e+04 (0.005382)gultimate wet weightWiki
Ri821.9 823 (0.001334)#/dmax reprod ratefishbase
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.02601)timetotal lengthCostBart2013
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalColossoma macropomumUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.01559cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.986-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 15.06J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.00084251/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7995-growth efficiency
k 0.3 0.2927-maintenance ratio


  • Preferred temp: 22-28 C (ref: fishbase)


  • In view of low somatic maintenance, pseudodata k_J = 0.002 1/d is replaced by pseudodata k = 0.3


  • [Wiki]
  • [fishbase]
  • [CostBart2013] L. R. F. Costa, R. B. Barthem, A. L. Albernaz, M. M. Bittencourt, and M. A. Villacorta-Correa. Modelling the growth of tambaqui, Colossoma macropomum (Cuvier, 1816) in floodplain lakes: model selection and multimodel inference. Braz. J. Biol., 73:397--340, 2013.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2017/12/22

accepted: 2017/12/22

refer to this entry as: AmP Colossoma macropomum version 2017/12/22