Cyclopterus lumpus (Lumpfish):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.067
SMSE = 0.065

Zero-variate data
ah 15 15.85 (0.05674)dage at hatchNytr2013
tb 7 6.704 (0.04236)dtime since hatch at birthNytr2013
am4745 4745 (6.133e-05)dlife spanfishbase
Lb0.4 0.3877 (0.03078)cmtotal length at birthNytr2013
Lp 35 36.93 (0.05517)cmtotal length at puberty for femaleNytr2013
Lp_m 28 26.65 (0.0482)cmtotal length at puberty for maleNytr2013
Li 61 59.15 (0.0304)cmultimate total lengthWiki
Li_m 40 42.61 (0.06517)cmultimate total lengthWiki
Wwi9500 9757 (0.02706)gultimate wet weightWiki
Ri958.9 1024 (0.06746)#/dmaximum reprod rateWiki
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
WdW_4 see Fig. 1 (0.107)wet weightspec growth rateNytr2013
WdW_7 see Fig. 1 (0.08707)wet weightspec growth rateNytr2013
WdW_10 see Fig. 1 (0.1559)wet weightspec growth rateNytr2013
WdW_13 see Fig. 1 (0.1905)wet weightspec growth rateNytr2013
tL see Fig. 2 (0.04548)time since birthtotal lengthThor1983
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalCyclopterus lumpusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.0438cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.8674-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 22.01J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8006-growth efficiency


  • This fish lives in shallow water and remains attached to the substrate for most of the time except when breeding.They feed on small fish and invertebrates. Eggs are laid in a "nest" that is made in relatively shallow water by the male. The male also guards and cares for the eggs by fanning them with his fins during the month-long incubation period. It is often caught for the roe, made into an inexpensive caviar. (ref: Wiki)


  • Males are assumed to differ from females by {p_Am} only


  • [Wiki]
  • [fishbase]
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [Nytr2013] A. Vigdisdatter Nytrø. The effect of temperature and fish size on growth of juvenile lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus L.). PhD thesis, University of Tromsø, 2013.
  • [Thor1983] V. Thorsteinsson. Some aspects of the biology and the fisheries of the Lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus). PhD thesis, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1983.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2014/05/29 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/10/30)

accepted: 2016/10/30

refer to this entry as: AmP Cyclopterus lumpus version 2016/10/30