Xiphias gladius (Swordfish):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.105
SMSE = 0.104

Zero-variate data
ab 3 3.029 (0.009633)dage at birthlib
ap1643 1720 (0.04738)dage at pubertylib
am4015 3994 (0.005322)dlife spanWiki
Lb0.4 0.5112 (0.278)cmtotal length at birthWiki
Lp168.2 182.8 (0.08693)cmLJFL at pubertyWangSun2003
Li292.6 377.6 (0.2906)cmultimate LJFLWiki
Wwi6.5e+05 6.141e+05 (0.0553)gultimate wet weightWiki
Wwb0.001661 0.001524 (0.08276)gwet weight at birthguessed
Wwp7.4e+04 6.969e+04 (0.0582)gwet weight at puberty for femalesFAO
Wwpm2.1e+04 2.134e+04 (0.01637)gwet weight at puberty for malesFAO
Ri4.11e+04 4.128e+04 (0.004456)#/dmaximum reprod rateWiki
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL_fW see Fig. 1 (0.08594)time since birthLJFLWangLin2010
tL_mW see Fig. 1 (0.1283)time since birthLJFLWangLin2010
tL_fE see Fig. 2 (0.1315)time since birthLJFLWangLin2010
tL_mE see Fig. 2 (0.1599)time since birthLJFLWangLin2010
LW see Fig. 3 (0.2381)LJFLwet weightWangLin2010
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalXiphias gladiusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.03975cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.8986-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 34.34J/d.cm^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.802-growth efficiency


  • Surface to a depth of 550 m; Stomage analysis: 82
  • Larval prickly scales are lost during development (ref: lib)
  • LJFL = 7.7911 + 1.0647 EFL (lower jaw versus eye fork length in cm (ref: WangSun2003)
  • FL = 20.6207 + 1.4847 EFL (ref: NOAA)


  • Males are assumed to differ from females by {p_Am} only


Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2013/04/24 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/10/27)

accepted: 2016/10/27

refer to this entry as: AmP Xiphias gladius version 2016/10/27 bio.vu.nl/thb/deb/deblab/add_my_pet/