Makaira nigricans (Atlantic blue marlin):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.104
SMSE = 0.121

Zero-variate data
ab 7 6.518 (0.06885)dage at birthADW
ap730 738.1 (0.01111)dage at pubertyADW
am1.095e+04 1.093e+04 (0.001635)dlife spanADW
Lb0.3 0.3067 (0.0222)cmLJFL at birthSponDeni2005
Lp150 149.2 (0.005418)cmLJFL at pubertyguessed
Li400 392.2 (0.0194)cmultimate LJFLguessed
Wwi8.18e+05 8.724e+05 (0.06647)gultimate wet weightWiki
R2779863 1.26e+04 (0.2777)#/dreprod rate at 277 cmMartPinh2007
R2901.863e+04 1.442e+04 (0.2261)#/dreprod rate at 290 cmMartPinh2007
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.1952)time since birthtotal lengthSponDeni2005
tL1 see Fig. 2 (0.0552)time since birthLJFLSunSu2013
LW see Fig. 3 (0.3039)LJFLwet weightSunSu2013
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalMakaira nigricansUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.01192cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9909-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 16.39J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7997-growth efficiency


  • LJFL = 9.550 + 1.080 * EFL (in cm): lower yaw to fork length, eye to fork length (ref: SunSu2013)


  • Birth is here assumed to coincide with hatch due to lack of data


  • Wiki
  • Kooy2010
  • SponDeni2005
  • MartPinh2007
  • SunSu2013
  • ADW
  • fishbase

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2014/05/30 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/10/15)

accepted: 2015/09/10

refer to this entry as: AmP Makaira nigricans version 2015/09/10