Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abj climate: MB migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: MAE food: bjPz, jiCi, jiCvf
MRE = 0.189 habitat: 0jMp, jiMr gender: Hsff
SMSE = 0.240 embryo: Mp reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab4.333 4.37 (0.008552)dage at birthGlamSkar1998
ap1827 754.3 (0.5871)dage at pubertyRenoGrau2010
am1.825e+04 1.827e+04 (0.0009801)dlife spanGoth1991
Lb0.295 0.1349 (0.5427)cmtotal length at birthGlamSkar1998
Lp 45 44.23 (0.01717)cmtotal length at pubertyRenoGrau2010
Li150 114 (0.24)cmultimate total lengthGoth1991
Wwb1.48e-05 1.768e-05 (0.1943)gwet weight at birthCunha2009
Wwp500 623 (0.2459)gwet weight at pubertyCunha2009
Wwi1.2e+04 1.067e+04 (0.1111)gultimate wet weightHeemstra1993
R922.192e+04 2.2e+04 (0.003712)#/dreprod rate at TL = 92 cmRenoGrau2010
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.131)time since birthtotal lengthSeybCond2011
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalEpinephelus marginatusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.0152cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9693-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 10J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.00056011/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7835-growth efficiency
k 0.3 0.2991-maintenance ratio


  • In view of low somatic maintenance, pseudodata k_J = 0.002 1/d is replaced by pseudodata k = 0.3


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Dorra Louati, 2013/04/11 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2017/11/13)

accepted: 2017/11/13

refer to this entry as: AmP Epinephelus marginatus version 2017/11/13