Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: MA migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.3 ecozone: MAW food: jiCie
MRE = 0.065 habitat: 0jMp, jiMr gender: D
SMSE = 0.058 embryo: Mp reprod: O

Zero-variate data
am4745 4750 (0.001046)dlife spanflmnh
Lp23.5 24.05 (0.02335)cmtotal length at pubertyfishbase
Li 60 56.88 (0.05197)cmultimate total lengthfishbase
Wwb0.000195 0.0002149 (0.102)gwet weight at birthMacK2008
Wwi5400 5035 (0.06768)gultimate wet weightfishbase
Ri2192 2415 (0.1018)#/dmax reprod rateguess
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.07946)time since birthfork lengthAlbuMart2011
LW see Fig. 2 (0.09471)fork lengthwet weightAlbuMart2011
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalBalistes vetulaUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.007705cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 11.9J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0020421/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7991-growth efficiency


  • reef-associated; depth range 2 - 275 m, usually 3 - 30 m (ref: fishbase)
  • Feeds on molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms, especially the sea urchin Diadema antillarium (ref: arkive)
  • No sex difference in growth, but femlaes become older (ref: AlbuMart2011)



Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2017/04/01

accepted: 2017/04/01

refer to this entry as: AmP Balistes vetula version 2017/04/01