Maurolicus muelleri (Mueller's pearlside):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.088
SMSE = 0.095

Zero-variate data
am1095 1095 (6.757e-06)dlife spanGoodGisk1995
Lj 1 0.9786 (0.0214)cmtotal length at postflexion stageMunkNiel2005
Lp 4 4.576 (0.1441)cmtotal length at pubertyGoodGisk1995
Li 8 6.506 (0.1867)cmultimate total lengthGoodGisk1995
Wwb0.000268 0.0002672 (0.002975)gwet weight at birthGoodGisk1995
Wwp0.6 0.5602 (0.0664)gwet weight at pubertyGoodGisk1995
Wwi1.5 1.61 (0.07312)gultimate female wet weightGoodGisk1995
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.05338)time since birthtotal lengthGoodGisk1995
tW see Fig. 2 (0.09336)time since birthwet weightGoodGisk1995
WN see Fig. 3 (0.2395)wet weightfecundityGoodGisk1995
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalMaurolicus muelleriUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02171cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.5844-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 39.16J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.802-growth efficiency


  • Preferred temperature 22 C (ref: fishbase)
  • Differences between males and females are small (ref: fishbase)
  • bathypelagic; depth range 271 - 1524 m, usually 300 - 400 m (ref: fishbase)


  • [Wiki] muelleri.
  • [fishbase]
  • [GoodGisk1995] M. S. Goodson, J. Giske, and R. Rosland. Growth and ovarian development of Maurolicus muelleri during spring. Marine Biology, 124, 1995.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [MunkNiel2005] P. Munk and J. G. Nielsen. Eggs and larvae of North Sea fishes. biofolia, Frederiksberg, DK, 2005.
  • [Pros1991] R. M. Prosch. Reproductive biology and spawning of the myctophid Lampanyctodes hectoris and the sternoptychid Maurolicus muelleri in the southern Benguela ecosystem. S. Afr. J. mar. Sci., 10, 1991.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2017/04/02

accepted: 2017/04/02

refer to this entry as: AmP Maurolicus muelleri version 2017/04/02