Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abj climate: MA migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: MIr food: bjPz, jiCi
MRE = 0.021 habitat: 0jMp, jiMr gender: D
SMSE = 0.028 embryo: Mp reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab1.25 1.3 (0.04017)dage at birthZeke2003
am9125 9137 (0.001312)dlife spanZeke2003
Lp6.7 6.541 (0.02377)cmtotal length at pubertyZekeWeer2006
Li 12 11.9 (0.008018)cmultimate total lengthfishbase
Wwb0.00023 0.0002269 (0.01344)gwet weight at birth Leis1989
Wwp9.3 9.396 (0.01031)gwet weight at pubertyfishbase
Wwi 57 56.64 (0.006354)gultimate wet weightfishbase
GSI0.06 0.05984 (0.002722)-gonado somatic indexZeke2003
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.08222)time since birthtotal lengthZekeWeer2006
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalChaetodon larvatusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.1193cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9809-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 18.34J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8007-growth efficiency


  • weight-length relationship: W = 0.02570 * TL^3.1 (ref: fishbase)
  • Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 12 m (ref: fishbase)


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  • [fishbase]
  • [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.
  • [Zeke2003] Z. A. Zekeria. Butterflyfishes of the Southern Red Sea: Ecology and population dynamics. PhD thesis, Groningen University, the Netherlands, 2003.
  • [ZekeWeer2006] Z. A. Zekeria, S. Weertman, B. Samuel, T. Kale-ab, and J. J. Videler. Growth of Chaetodon larvatus (Chaetodontidae: Pisces) in the southern Red Sea. Marine Biology, 148:1113--1122, 2006.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2017/04/10

accepted: 2017/04/10

refer to this entry as: AmP Chaetodon larvatus version 2017/04/10