Poecilia reticulata (Guppy):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  std  

MRE = 0.071
SMSE = 0.067

Zero-variate data
ab 28 24.83 (0.1131)dage at birthWiki
tp 74 73.97 (0.0004558)dtime since birth at pubertyWiki
am912.5 872.5 (0.04389)dlife spanWiki
Lb0.7 0.7714 (0.102)cmtotal length at birthGarcTron2008
Li 5 5.716 (0.1431)cmultimate total lengthWiki
Wwb0.002701 0.002664 (0.01367)gwet weight at birthGarcTron2008
Wwi1.075 1.083 (0.008265)gultimate wet weightGarcTron2008
Ri1.786 1.727 (0.03308)#/dmaximum reprod rate Wiki, GarcTron2008
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.09794)time since birthtotal lengthComf1983
tLf see Fig. 1 (0.07562)time since birthtotal lengthComf1983
tS see Fig. 2 (0.1219)time since birthsurviving fractionComf1983
tSf see Fig. 2 (2.752)time since birthsurviving fractionComf1983
tL_Ursi1967 see Fig. 3 (0.09969)time since birthtotal lengthUrsi1967
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalPoecilia reticulataUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.009554cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.5085-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 59.01J/d.cm^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8017-growth efficiency


  • The guppy is ovoviviparous, not viviparous, so reproduction is by eggs (ref: Wiki)


  • This entry concerns the female only


  • [Wiki] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poecilia_reticulata.
  • [Comf1983] A. Comfort. Effect of delayed and resumed growth on the longevity of a fish (Lebistes reticulatus Peters) in captivity. Gerontologia (Basel), 8:150--155, 1983.
  • [GarcTron2008] C. B. Garc'ia, W. Troncoso, S. Sánchez, and L. Perdomo. Contribution to vital statistics of a guppy Poecilia reticulata Peters (Pisces: Cyprinodontiformes: Poecillidae) pond population in Santa Marta, Colombia. Pan-American Journal of Aquatic Sciences, 3:335--339, 2008.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [Ursi1967] E. Ursin. A mathematical model of some aspects of fish growth, respiration, and mortality. J. Fish. Res. Board Can., 24:2355--2453, 1967.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2011/12/16 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/10/27)

accepted: 2017/01/02

refer to this entry as: AmP Poecilia reticulata version 2017/01/02 bio.vu.nl/thb/deb/deblab/add_my_pet/