Molva molva (Common ling):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.084
SMSE = 0.074

Zero-variate data
am9125 9129 (0.0004703)dlife spanfishbase
Lp 90 81.02 (0.09983)cmtotal length at pubertyfishbase
Li200 188.6 (0.05725)cmultimate total lengthfishbase
Wwb0.0005 0.0004413 (0.1174)gwet weight at birthMunkNiel2005
Wwp4000 4108 (0.02709)gwet weight at pubertyfishbase
Wwi4.7e+04 5.179e+04 (0.1019)gultimate female wet weightfishbase
Ri1.644e+05 1.448e+05 (0.1192)#/dmax reprod rateWiki
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.1454)time since birthtotal lengthMagn2007
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalMolva molvaUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02127cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.2804-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 19.02J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8005-growth efficiency


  • Preferred temperature 14 C (ref: fishbase)
  • Differences between males and females are small (ref: fishbase)
  • demersal (ref: fishbase)
  • Length-Weight relationship: W in g = 0.00407 * (L in cm)^3.07 (ref: fishbase)


  • [Wiki]
  • [fishbase]
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [Magn2007] E. Magnussen. Interpopulation comparison of growth patterns of 14 fish species on Faroe Bank: are all fishes on the bank fast-growing? Journal of Fish Biology, 71, 2007.
  • [MunkNiel2005] P. Munk and J. G. Nielsen. Eggs and larvae of North Sea fishes. biofolia, Frederiksberg, DK, 2005.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2017/03/19

accepted: 2017/03/19

refer to this entry as: AmP Molva molva version 2017/03/19