Electrophorus electricus (Electric eel):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  std  

COMPLETE = 2.5
MRE = 0.088
SMSE = 0.139

Zero-variate data
DataObservedPredicted(RE)UnitDescriptionReference
ah 9 8.562 (0.04862)dage at hatch Kooy2014, AssuSchw1995
ap1095 1117 (0.01982)dage at pubertyAssuSchw1995
am8030 3729 (0.5356)dlife spanADW
Lh0.9 0.9006 (0.0006456)cmtotal length at hatchAssuSchw1995
Lb1.9 1.805 (0.04998)cmtotal length at birthSantVari2013
L193.5 3.414 (0.02461)cmtotal length at 19 d since hatchAssuSchw1995
L61 8 6.931 (0.1336)cmtotal length at 61 d since hatchAssuSchw1995
L915 70 67.96 (0.02911)cmtotal length at 195 d since hatchAssuSchw1995
Lp68.5 78.8 (0.1503)cmtotal length at pubertyAssuSchw1995
Li250 236 (0.05607)cmultimate total lengthfishbase
Wp782 763.3 (0.02394)gwet weight at pubertyKooy2014a
Wi2e+04 2.05e+04 (0.02511)gultimate wet weightfishbase
Ri46.58 48.59 (0.04335)#/dmax reprod rate fishbase
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.08931)time since hatchtotal length AssuSchw1995
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalElectrophorus electricusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.01233cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9782-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 17.94J/d.cm^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8046-growth efficiency

Facts

  • Obligatory air breather (ref: Wiki)
  • Some 5,000 to 6,000 stacked electroplaques are capable of producing a shock at up to 600 volts and 1 ampere of current (600 watts) (ref: Wiki)
  • There is a male-biased sex ratio, (3:1) (ref: redlist)
  • Males are considerably larger than females (but fishtank wrongly says that males are much smaller than females) (ref: redlist, fishtank)
  • Eggs are deposited in a foam nest built by the male, using his saliva (ref: Wiki)
  • Males are much more abundant (ref: AssuSchw1995)
  • Stomage of 7 cm larvae only consists of eggs, that of 8 cm for 80
  • Young leave the nest at 8-16 cm (ref: AssuSchw1995)

Discussion

  • Author_mod_1: I found information on the number of eggs per female as a function of length in Anon2013 that was much higher than in Anon2015 but chose to not include it as the temperature was not provided
  • Author_mod_1: I was surprised to observe that the weight coefficient for ab changed so much the parameter values

Bibliography

  • Wiki
  • Kooy2010
  • SantVari2013
  • AssuSchw1995
  • Kooy2014
  • Kooy2014a
  • fishbase
  • ADW
  • redlist
  • fishtank

Bibtex files with references for this entry


Bas Kooijman, 2014/05/09

accepted: 2016/02/24

refer to this entry as: AmP Electrophorus electricus version 2016/02/24 bio.vu.nl/thb/deb/deblab/add_my_pet/