Zebrasoma scopas (Brown tang):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.015
SMSE = 0.025

Zero-variate data
am1.497e+04 1.507e+04 (0.006782)dlife spaneol
Lp13.2 13.07 (0.009816)cmtotal length at pubertyeol
Li 40 40.49 (0.0122)cmultimate total lengtheol
Wwb0.00023 0.0002279 (0.009305)gwet weight at birthLeis1989
Wwp112 112.2 (0.001698)gwet weight at pubertyeol
Wwi3329 3335 (0.001723)gultimate wet weightfishbase
Ri3014 2993 (0.006852)#/dmax reprod rateeol
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.07229)time since birthtotal lengthChoaAxe1996
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalZebrasoma scopasUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02005cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9169-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 19.07J/d.cm^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8003-growth efficiency


  • weight-length relationship: W in g = 6.302e-5 * (SL in mm)^2.948 (ref: ChoaAxe1996)
  • Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 15 m (ref: fishbase)


  • [Wiki] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zebrasoma_scopas.
  • [fishbase] http://www.fishbase.org/summary/5951.
  • [eol] http://eol.org/pages/214623/details.
  • [ChoaAxe1996] J. H. Choat and L. M. Axe. Growth and longevity in acanthurid fishes; an analysis of otolith increments. Mar Ecol Prog Ser, 134:15--26, 1996.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [Leis1989] J. M. Leis. Larval biology of butterflyfishes (Pisces, Chaetodontidae): What do we really know? Envir. Biology of Fishes, 25:87--100, 1989.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2017/04/10

accepted: 2017/04/10

refer to this entry as: AmP Zebrasoma scopas version 2017/04/10 bio.vu.nl/thb/deb/deblab/add_my_pet/