Cyprinus carpio (Common carp):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.128
SMSE = 0.128

Zero-variate data
ah 4 5.026 (0.2565)dage at hatchfishbase
ab 12 9.018 (0.2485)dage at birthWiltEmme2008
tp1643 1041 (0.3662)dage at puberty for femalesWiltEmme2008
tpm1278 1246 (0.02442)dage at puberty for malesWiltEmme2008
am1.387e+04 1.414e+04 (0.01965)dlife spanfishbase
Lh0.5 0.3905 (0.219)cmtotal length at hatchWiltEmme2008
Lb0.7 0.6962 (0.005437)cmtotal length at birthWiltEmme2008
Lp42.5 48.94 (0.1516)cmtotal length at puberty for femalesWiltEmme2008
Li129 142.6 (0.1053)cmultimate total lengthWiltEmme2008
Wb0.0042 0.004101 (0.02349)gwet weight at birthWiltEmme2008
Wp1245 1425 (0.1445)gwet weight at puberty for femalesWiltEmme2008
Wi4.01e+04 3.523e+04 (0.1214)gultimate wet weightfishbase
GSI0.16 0.153 (0.04384)g/ggonado somatic indexWiltEmme2008
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.06559)time since birthtotal lengthDonk2011
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalCyprinus carpioUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.01604cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.6496-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 382.3J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8025-growth efficiency


  • Length-weight: Ww (in g) = 0.01*(TL in cm)^3.129 (ref: WiltEmme2008)


  • Males are assumed to differ from females by E_Hp only
  • The high maintenance, compared to other family members, is probably linked to farming selection, to boost production


  • [Wiki]
  • [fishbase]
  • [WiltEmme2008] R. S. de Wilt and W. A. M. van Emmerik. Kennisdocument karper, Cyprinus carpio (Linnaeus, 1758). Technical report, Sportvisserij Nederland, 2008.
  • [Donk2011] P. Donkers. Age, growth & maturity of the common carp (Cyprinus carpio) in Lake Crescent and Sorell. Technical report, Inland Fisheries Service, Tasmania, Australia, 2011.
  • [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, 2017/08/14

accepted: 2017/08/14

refer to this entry as: AmP Cyprinus carpio version 2017/08/14