Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: MC migrate: Ma
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: MA, MP, TH food: biCi
MRE = 0.034 habitat: piMc, 0iFe, 0iFl, 0iFp gender: D
SMSE = 0.039 embryo: Fnm reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab 8 8.362 (0.04523)dage at birthPaep1983
ap122 127.4 (0.04454)dage at pubertyPaep1983
am2920 2920 (1.811e-05)dlife span ADW, AnAge
Lbt0.7 0.7001 (0.0001365)cmtotal length at birthWrigWoot2004
Lp4.5 4.077 (0.09399)cmstandard length at pubertyPaep1983
Lit8.98 8.983 (0.0002884)cmultimate total lengthPaep1983
Li 8 8.313 (0.03915)cmultimate standard lengthPaep1983
Wwb0.003417 0.003372 (0.01309)gwet weight at birthPaep1983
Wwp0.831 0.8401 (0.01097)gwet weight at pubertyWoot1973
Wwi7.213 7.122 (0.01264)gultimate wet weightPaep1983
Ri0.4384 0.4379 (0.001076)#/dmaximum reprod ratePaep1983
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL_WrigWoot2004 see Fig. 1 (0.07354)time since birthstandard lengthWrigWoot2004
tL_JoneHyne1950 see Fig. 2 (0.1009)timestandard lengthJoneHyne1950
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalGasterosteus aculeatusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.07262cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9844-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 116.1J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8009-growth efficiency


  • SL = 0.906 * TL + 0.200, r^2 = 0.996 (ref: WrigWoot2004)
  • egg weight increases with feeding rate; weight at maturity increases with feeding rate (ref: Woot1973)


  • [Wiki]
  • [AnAge]
  • [ADW]
  • [JoneHyne1950] J. W. Jones and H. B. N. Hynes. The age and growth of Gasterosteus aculeatus, Pygosteus pungitius and Spinachia vulgaris as shown by their otoliths. J. Anim. Ecol., 19:59--73, 1950.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [Paep1983] H.-J. Paepke. Die Stichlinge., volume 10 of Die Neue Brehm-Buecherei. A. Ziemsen Verlag DDR, WittenBerg Lutherstadt, 1983.
  • [Woot1973] R. J. Wootton. The effect of size of food ration on egg production in the female three-spined stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus L. J. Fish Biol., 5:89--96, 1973.
  • [WrigWoot2004] H. A. Wright, R. J. Wootton, and I. Barber. Interpopulation variation in early growth of threespine sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) under laboratory conditions. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci., 61:1832--1838, 2004.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2014/04/24 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/10/30)

accepted: 2016/10/30

refer to this entry as: AmP Gasterosteus aculeatus version 2016/10/30