Sprattus sprattus (Sprat):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.180
SMSE = 0.311

Zero-variate data
am2920 2920 (8.338e-06)dlife spanKooy2013
Lb0.5 0.1017 (0.7965)cmtotal length at birthestimated
Lp 7 6.941 (0.008413)cmtotal length at pubertyTors1992
Li 16 15.62 (0.02359)cmultimate total lengthfishbase
Ri1800 1855 (0.03069)#/dmaximum reprod rate Kooy2013
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL_1995 see Fig. 1 (16.57)time since birthstandard length Dulc1998
tL_1996 see Fig. 1 (24.13)time since birthstandard length Dulc1998
tL_1987 see Fig. 2 (0.1789)timestandard length Prod1997
LN see Fig. 3 (0.3761)total length1000 eggs Tors1992
LW see Fig. 4 (0.02784)total lengthwet weight Tors1992
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalSprattus sprattusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02297cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.6901-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 19.04J/d.cm^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8002-growth efficiency


  • Weights of tL_1995 and tL_1996 were set to 0 since these curves are inconsistent with other data


  • [Wiki] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/wiki/Sprattus_sprattus.
  • [Kooy2013] Guessed from Sardine.
  • [fishbase] http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Sprattus-sprattus.html.
  • [Dulc1998] J. Dulcic. Larval growth of sprat, Sprattus sprattus phalericus, larvae in the Northern Adriatic. Fisheries Research, 36:117--126, 1998.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [NuneSilv2011] C. Nunes, A. Silva, V. Marques, and K. Ganias. Integrating fish size, condition, and population demography in the estimation of Atlantic sardine annual fecundity. Ciencias Marinas, 37.4B:565--584, 2011.
  • [Prod1997] K. Prodanov. Studies & revies 68; General fisheries council for the Mediterranean. Technical report, FAO, Rome, 1997.
  • [Tors1992] E. Torstensen. Fecundity studies on sprat, Sprattus sprattus L., from a fjord on the Norwegian Skagerrak coast. Technical report, Flodevigen rapportser 1, 1992.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2013/04/05 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2018/01/10)

accepted: 2018/01/10

refer to this entry as: AmP Sprattus sprattus version 2018/01/10 bio.vu.nl/thb/deb/deblab/add_my_pet/