Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abj climate: MB, MC migrate: Mo phylum:
COMPLETE = 3.5 ecozone: MAE food: bjPz, jiCi, jiCvf class:
MRE = 0.130 habitat: 0jMp, jiMcd gender: D order:
SMSE = 0.135 embryo: Mp reprod: O family:

Zero-variate data
ah_153.6 3.893 (0.08141)dage at hatchLikaKooy2014
ah_172.9 3.205 (0.1051)dage at hatchPapa2012
tb_16 9 7.96 (0.1156)dtime since hatch at birthPapa2012
tb_19 7 5.963 (0.1481)dtime since hatch at birthLikaKooy2014
tj 70 69.66 (0.004861)dtime since hatch at metamLikaKooy2014
am5475 5472 (0.0005643)dlife spanfishbase
Lh0.35 0.2206 (0.3698)cmtotal length at hatchLikaKooy2014
Lb0.55 0.4948 (0.1003)cmtotal length at birthLikaKooy2014
Lj 4 3.375 (0.1564)cmtotal length at metamLikaKooy2014
Li103 113.6 (0.1028)cmultimate total lengthfishbase
Wwb0.00043 0.0005716 (0.3292)gwet weight at birthfishbase
Wwp700 709 (0.01289)gwet weight at pubertyAnon2008
Wwi1e+04 6914 (0.3086)gultimate wet weightfishbase
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL_larv see Fig. 1 (0.0994)time since hatchtotal lengthLikaPavl2015
tWw_larv see Fig. 2 (0.1111)time since hatchwet weightLikaPavl2015
tWw see Fig. 3 (0.06346)time since hatchwet weightPapaLika2014
WwR see Fig. 4 (0.1815)wet weightreproduction rateMayeShac1990
TJN see Fig. 5 (0.04424)temperatureNH3 productionPersMahe2004
WwJX_T see Fig. 6 (0.1357)wet weightfeed intakeZanu1985
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalDicentrarchus labraxUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.04158cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.565-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 19.44J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8-growth efficiency


  • version 20180511 of this entry is discussed in StavPapa2018 (ref: StavPapa2018)


  • version 20180511: addition of feeding data (dataset: WwJX_T, Zanu1985). The conversion efficiency of food into assimilated energy was fixed to the value 0.68, Lupa2001
  • version 20180511: The conversion efficiency of food into assimilated energy was fixed to the value 0.68, Lupa2001
  • version 20161030: used three datasets for reproduction: WN_9, WN_11 (MayeShac1990) and WN_17 (unpublished).
  • version 20180511: datasets WN_9 and WN_11 (MayeShac1990) were unified into WwR. The mean annual SST of the last 100 years ( for Plymouth was used. WN_17 were excluded due to uncertainty of the rearing conditions and prevelence of outliers.
  • version 20161030: used various data sets for length and weight during larvae development and during on-growing phase.
  • version 20180511: One dataset was used for the length and weight (tL_larv, tWw_larv). The rest were kept for validation purposes
  • version 20180511: The datasets using intensive hatchery methology were found to be conflicting with the mesocosm methodology and were excluded
  • version 20180511: Temperature correction uses the extended Arrhenius equation for deactivation rates at T_L and T_H. The five temperature parameters were estimated from the data
  • version 20180511: Pseudo-data were added to the PersMahe2004 dataset to increase identifiability of the temperature parameters
  • version 20180511: E_G was fixed to the value 5230, assuming kap_G=0.8. This was done on the basis that kap_G has a high weight coefficient.


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  • [LikaPavl2015] K. Lika, M. Pavlidis, N. Mitrizakis, A. Samaras, and N. Papandroulakis. Do experimental units of different scale affect the biological performance of european sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax larvae? Journal of Fish Biology, 86:1271--1285, 2015.
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  • [StavPapa2018] O. Stavrakidis-Zachou, N. Papandroulakis, and K. Lika. A {DEB} model for european sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax): parameterisation and application in aquaculture. J. Sea Research, 2004.
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Bibtex file with references for this entry

Dina Lika, 2012/07/20 (last modified by Orestis Stavrakidis Zachou 2018/05/10)

accepted: 2018/05/11

refer to this entry as: AmP Dicentrarchus labrax version 2018/05/11