Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: MA, MB migrate: Ma phylum:
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: MC food: biCi, biCvf, biCvr, biSvm class:
MRE = 0.093 habitat: 0iFl, 0iMc, 0iMr gender: D order:
SMSE = 0.086 embryo: Mv reprod: O family:

Zero-variate data
ab335.5 386.8 (0.1529)dage at birthWiki
tp2190 1854 (0.1534)dtime since birth at pubertyfisbase
am1.168e+04 1.168e+04 (4.979e-05)dlife spanfisbase
Lb 60 50.5 (0.1583)cmfork length at birthBranStil1987
Lp180 171.6 (0.04648)cmfork length at pubertyBranStil1987
Li320 275.6 (0.1386)cmultimate fork lengthMcCoLamb2009
Wwb2490 2465 (0.01019)gwet weight at birthSchmMurr1994
Wwp8.486e+04 9.675e+04 (0.1401)gwet weight at pubertyBranStil1987
Wwi4.1e+05 4.007e+05 (0.02263)gultimate wet weightMcCoLamb2009
Ri0.03562 0.03534 (0.007882)#/dmaximum reprod ratefisbase
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.09072)time since birthfork lengthSchmMurr1994
tWw see Fig. 2 (0.08703)time since birthwet weightSchmMurr1994
tL30 see Fig. 1 (0.1716)time since birthfork lengthBranStil1987
LW30 see Fig. 2 (0.1194)fork lengthwet weightBranStil1987
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalCarcharhinus leucasUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02324cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.6769-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 13.72J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7989-growth efficiency


  • egg (not foetal) development (ref: Wiki)


  • [Wiki]
  • [fisbase]
  • [BranStil1987] S. Branstetter and S. Stiles. Age and growth estimates of the bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, from the northern Gulf of Mexico. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 645(20):169--181, 1987.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [McCoLamb2009] M. E. McCord and S. J. Lamberth. Catching and tracking the worlds largest Zambezi (bull) shark Carcharhinus leucas in the Breede Estuary, South Africa: the first 43 hours. African Journal of Marine Science, 645(31):107--111, 2009.
  • [SchmMurr1994] T. H. Schmid and F. L. Murru. Bioenergetics of the bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, maintained in captivity. Zoo Biology, 645(13):177--185, 1994.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Adrian Gleiss, 2015/04/21 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/10/30)

accepted: 2016/10/30

refer to this entry as: AmP Carcharhinus leucas version 2016/10/30