Thunnus orientalis (Pacific bluefin tuna):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.124
SMSE = 0.113

Zero-variate data
ap1170 1074 (0.08225)dage at pubertyJusuKlan2011
am9855 9868 (0.001273)dlife spanJusuKlan2011
Lb0.308 0.2955 (0.04043)cmtotal length at birthJusuKlan2011
Lp150 190.5 (0.2699)cmtotal length at pubertyJusuKlan2011
Li265 233.1 (0.1205)cmultimate total lengthJusuKlan2011
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
Tab see Fig. 1 (0.1337)temperatureage at birthJusuKlan2011
tL_lrv see Fig. 2 (0.04984)time since birthtotal lengthJusuKlan2011
tL_juv see Fig. 3 (0.1283)time since birthtotal lengthJusuKlan2011
tL_adt see Fig. 4 (0.1044)time since birthtotal lengthJusuKlan2011
LW_juv see Fig. 5 (0.2462)total lengthwet weightJusuKlan2011
LW_adt see Fig. 6 (0.1415)total lengthwet weightJusuKlan2011
LN see Fig. 7 (0.1712)total lengthfecundityJusuKlan2011
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalThunnus orientalisUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.2197cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9581-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 22.77J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.00088191/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8009-growth efficiency
k 0.3 0.3035-maintenance ratio


  • This version is re-worked relative to JusuKlan2001 to fit the standard DEB model
  • birth is assumed to occur at hatch
  • specific density of reserve and structure is taken 0.3 g/cm^3


  • [Wiki]
  • [fishbase] url{}.
  • [JusuKlan2011] M. Jusup, T. Klanjscek, H. Matsuda, and S. A. L. M. Kooijman. A full lifecycle bioenergetic model for bluefin tuna. Plos Biology, 6:e21903, 2011.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Marko Jusup, 2011/04/25 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2017/11/20)

accepted: 2015/09/21

refer to this entry as: AmP Thunnus orientalis version 2015/09/21