Rhincodon typus (Whale shark):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  std  

MRE = 0.063
SMSE = 0.065

Zero-variate data
ap1.095e+04 1.069e+04 (0.02347)dage at pubertyWiki
am1.971e+04 1.971e+04 (0.0001109)dlife spanAnAge
Lb 50 50.03 (0.000642)cmtotal length at birthWiki
Lp800 826.6 (0.03322)cmtotal length at pubertyNormStev2007
Li1265 1557 (0.2305)cmultimate total lengthWiki
Ww11507e+06 7.679e+06 (0.09693)gwet weight at 1150 cmWiki
Wwi2.15e+07 1.904e+07 (0.1143)gultimate wet weightWiki
Ri0.411 0.4104 (0.001445)#/dmaximum reprod rateAnAge
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalRhincodon typusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.01546cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9189-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 17.11J/d.cm^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8-growth efficiency


  • largest non-mallalian vertebrate (ref: Wiki)
  • dives till 1286 m (ref: Wiki)
  • feeds on macro-algae, plankton, krill, Christmas Island red crab larvae and small nektonic life such as small squid or vertebrates (ref: Wiki)
  • ovoviviparous (ref: Wiki)
  • long migrations (ref: iucn)


  • Wiki
  • Kooy2010
  • NormStev2007
  • iucn
  • arkive
  • AnAge

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2012/07/22

accepted: 2016/03/18

refer to this entry as: AmP Rhincodon typus version 2016/03/18 bio.vu.nl/thb/deb/deblab/add_my_pet/