Lepomis cyanellus (Green sunfish):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.190
SMSE = 0.317

Zero-variate data
ab 2 2.562 (0.2809)dage at birthADW
ap182.5 176.4 (0.03339)dage at pubertytexas
am3650 3950 (0.08211)dlife spantexas
Lb0.42 0.2615 (0.3774)cmtotal length at birthtexas
Lp6.6 6.795 (0.02953)cmtotal length at pubertytexas
Li 30 35.12 (0.1707)cmultimate total lengthWiki
Wwb0.017 0.0003899 (0.9771)gwet weight at birthWiki
Wwp 7 6.843 (0.02249)gwet weight at pubertyWiki
Wwi960 944.9 (0.01568)gultimate wet weightWiki
Ri71.23 72.72 (0.02084)#/dmaximum reprod rateWiki
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.07708)time since birthtotal lengthtexas
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalLepomis cyanellusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.06206cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9911-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 17.2J/d.cm^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.801-growth efficiency


  • Common in America. It prefers warmer water and can grow to some 30 cm at a weight of 960 grams. Though a more common length is some 20 cm. It can reach an age of about 10 years and it starts to reproduce between 1 and 3 years of age. Mature sunfish eat small fish etc.. Fry initially eat zooplankton. It is regarded as an invasive species in western europe. (ref: Wiki)


Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2014/04/26

accepted: 2015/09/10

refer to this entry as: AmP Lepomis cyanellus version 2015/09/10 bio.vu.nl/thb/deb/deblab/add_my_pet/