Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abj climate: MC migrate: Mo
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: MAN food: bjPz, jiCi, jiCvf
MRE = 0.098 habitat: 0bMb, bjMp, jiMd gender: D
SMSE = 0.123 embryo: Mnm reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab174 181.9 (0.04515)dage at birthPavlMoks1995
ap2482 2665 (0.07361)dage at pubertyNelsRoss1992
am2.19e+04 2.217e+04 (0.01245)dlife spanguess
Lb3.9 2.326 (0.4036)cmtotal length at birthNelsRoss1992
Lp 47 44.88 (0.04513)cmtotal length at pubertyNelsRoss1992
Li150 166.1 (0.1072)cmultimate total lengthWiki
Wwi1.8e+04 1.779e+04 (0.01141)gultimate wet weightWiki
R12534.9 32.81 (0.06007)#/dreprod rate at 125 cmfishbase
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.1558)time since birthtotal lengthNelsRoss1992
Tab see Fig. 2 (0.06325)temperatureage at hatchPavlMoks1995
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalAnarhichas lupusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.0408cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.674-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 19.75J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8002-growth efficiency


  • Immatures live in shallower and warmer waters. No difference in growth between sexes. Food: mostly scalops, echinoids (ref: NelsRoss1992)
  • Natural antifreeze keeps their blood moving fluidly in their very cold habitat. internal fertilization; male stays with nest and protects the eggs for 4 months, until the brood is independence. (ref: Wiki)


  • [Wiki]
  • [fishbase]
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [NelsRoss1992] G. A. Nelson and M. R. Ross. Distribution, growth and food habits of the Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) from the Gulf of Maine-Georges Bank region. J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci., 13:53--61, 1992.
  • [PavlMoks1995] D. A. Pavlov and E. Moksness. Development of wolffish eggs at different temperature regimes. Aquaculture Internat, 3:315--335, 1995.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2014/09/25

accepted: 2015/09/09

refer to this entry as: AmP Anarhichas lupus version 2015/09/09