Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abj climate: MA migrate: Mo
COMPLETE = 1.8 ecozone: MI food: bjPz, jiCi
MRE = 0.151 habitat: 0jMp, jiMd gender: Hsm
SMSE = 0.130 embryo: Mp reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab1.625 1.892 (0.1642)dage at birthGarr1993
tp419.8 371.4 (0.1153)dtime since birth at pubertySheaMolo1999
am5110 5118 (0.001576)dlife spanMathSamu1991
Lb0.18 0.2279 (0.266)cmtotal length at birthGarr1993
Lp 20 23.28 (0.164)cmtotal length st pubertyfishbase
Li 90 61.16 (0.3204)cmultimate total lengthSmitSmit1986
Wwb0.00022 0.0001824 (0.1708)gwet weight at birthConn1996
Wwi3200 3527 (0.1022)gultimate wet weightfishbase
GSI0.05 0.04722 (0.05555)#/dgonado-somatic indexPapa2013
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalAcanthopagrus berdaUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.04481cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9317-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 27.32J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8005-growth efficiency


  • Protandrous hermaphrodite; Sex change (from male to female) at 19.1 cm total length, 1.95 yr (ref: fishbase)


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  • [SheaMolo1999] M. J. Sheaves, B. W. Molony, and A. J. Tobin. Spawning migrations and local movements of a tropical sparid fish. Marine Biology, 133(1):123--128, 1999.
  • [SmitSmit1986] J. L. B. Smith and M. M. Smith. Sparidae. In M. M. Smith and P. C. Heemstra, editors, Smiths sea fishes, pages 580--594. Springer-Verlag, , Berlin, 1986.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Rym Jaroudi, 2015/03/26 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2017/09/12)

accepted: 2015/11/02

refer to this entry as: AmP Acanthopagrus berda version 2015/11/02