Lota lota (Burbot):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.150
SMSE = 0.175

Zero-variate data
ah 30 24.71 (0.1762)dage at hatchWiki
tb 8 5.923 (0.2597)dtime since hatch at birthKuprTrab2014
tp1460 631.6 (0.5674)dtime since hatch at pubertyWiki
am7300 7293 (0.0009835)dlife spanfishbase
Lh0.42 0.3316 (0.2104)cmtotal length at hatchKuprTrab2014
Lb0.46 0.48 (0.04347)cmtotal length at birthKuprTrab2014
Lp 40 40.81 (0.02017)cmtotal length at pubertyfishbase
Li152 178 (0.1711)cmultimate total lengthfishbase
Wwb0.00052 0.0006295 (0.2105)gwet weight at birthWiki
Wwp320 386.8 (0.2086)gwet weight at pubertyfishbase
Wwi3.4e+04 3.21e+04 (0.05576)gultimate wet weightfishbase
Ri3562 3572 (0.002938)#/dreprod rate fishbase
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.05577)time since birthtotal lengthSemdSkor2015
tL_b see Fig. 2 (0.09168)time since hatchtotal lengthKuprTrab2014
LW see Fig. 3 (0.1721)total lengthwet weightSemdSkor2015
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalLota lotaUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.01981cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9401-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 82.54J/d.cm^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8019-growth efficiency


  • Requires temperatures of 1 to 4 C to breed for 2 or 3 weeks; optimal incubation between 1 and 7 C (ref: Wiki)
  • Females are slightly larger than males and mature later, but differences are small (ref: CottJohn2013)
  • Only gadiform that lives in freshwater (ref: Wiki)


  • [Wiki] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lota_lota.
  • [fishbase] http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Lota-lota.html.
  • [ICES] https://www.ices.dk/explore-us/projects/EU-RFP/EU Repository/ICES FIshMap/ICES FishMap species factsheet-haddock.pdf.
  • [CottJohn2013] P. A. Cott, T. A. Johnston, and J. M. Gunn. Sexual dimorphism in an under-ice spawning fish: the burbot (Lota lota). Can. J. Zool., 91, 2013.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [KuprTrab2014] K. Kupren, I. Trabska, D. Zarski, S. Krejszeff, K. Palinska-Zarska, and D. Kucharczyk. Early development and allometric growth patterns in burbot lota lota l. Aquacult Int, 22, 2014.
  • [SemdSkor2015] M. M. Smederevac-Lalić, S. B. Skorić, Z. V. Vivsnjić-Jeftić, V. D. Djikanović, and B. M. Mićković. Growth and weight-length relationship of Burbot Lota lota (L.) (Lotidae) in the Danube River at Bačka Palanka (Serbia). Acta zool. bulg., 67, 2015.
  • [WolnKami2002] J. Wolnicki, R. Kaminski, and L. Myszkowski. Temperature-influenced growth and survival of burbot lota lota (l.) larvae fed live food under controlled conditions. Archives of Polish Fisheries, 10, 2002.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2017/03/18

accepted: 2017/03/18

refer to this entry as: AmP Lota lota version 2017/03/18 bio.vu.nl/thb/deb/deblab/add_my_pet/