Pomacentrus amboinensis (Ambon damselfish):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.124
SMSE = 0.118

Zero-variate data
ab 4 4.223 (0.05574)dage at birthMurpLeis2007
tp290 74.92 (0.7416)dtime since birth at pubertyguess
am2190 2151 (0.01803)dlife spanKingOCal2017
Lb0.26 0.322 (0.2384)cmstandard length at birthMurpLeis2007
Lj1.2 1.084 (0.0966)cmstandard length at metamMurpLeis2007
Lp4.85 4.086 (0.1576)cmstandard length at pubertyJoneMcCo2002
Li 11 9.49 (0.1373)cmultimate standard lengthMurpLeis2007
Wwb0.0029 0.001966 (0.3219)gwet weight at birthMurpLeis2007
Wwj0.074 0.07506 (0.01426)gwet weight at puberty JoneMcCo2002, fishbase
Wwp3.8 4.018 (0.05741)gwet weight at puberty MurpLeis2007, fishbase
Wwi38.3 50.34 (0.3144)gultimate wet weight MurpLeis2007, fishbase
Ri8.515 8.525 (0.001112)#/dmaximum reprod rateguess
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.08011)time since birthstandard length MurpLeis2007
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalPomacentrus amboinensisUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.05498cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9845-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 72.76J/d.cm^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8015-growth efficiency


  • Length-weight: (W in g) = 0.04394 * (standard length in cm)^2.824; Error in fishbase: FL must be SL! (ref: fishbase)
  • Fork-Standard length: LS = 0.8 * LF, based on photo (ref: Wiki)


  • [Wiki] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomacentrus_amboinensis.
  • [fishbase] http://www.fishbase.org/summary/5715.
  • [JoneMcCo2002] G. P. Jones and M. I. McCormick. Numerical and energetic processes in the ecology of coral reef fishes. In P. F. Sale, editor, Coral reef fishes, chapter 10, pages 221--242. Academic Press, 2002.
  • [KingOCal2017] M. J. Kingsford, M. D. O'Callaghan, L. Liggins, and G. Gerlach. The short-lived neon damsel Pomacentrus coelestis: implications for population dynamics. Journal of Fish Biology, 90:2041--2059, 2017.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [MurpLeis2007] B. F. Murphy, J. M. Leis, and K. D. Kavanagh. Larval development of the Ambon damselfish Pomacentrus amboinensis, with a summary of pomacentrid development. Journal of Fish Biology, 71:569--584, 2007.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2018/01/30

accepted: 2018/01/30

refer to this entry as: AmP Pomacentrus amboinensis version 2018/01/30 bio.vu.nl/thb/deb/deblab/add_my_pet/