Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: MA migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: MPSW food: biCi, biPz
MRE = 0.184 habitat: 0iMcd, 0iMr gender: D
SMSE = 0.174 embryo: Mbm reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab 23 22.28 (0.0313)dage at birthPita2007
ap182.5 179.2 (0.0182)dage at pubertyPita2007
am1716 1716 (4.2e-06)dlife spanAnAge
Lb3.827 3.654 (0.0453)cmtotal length at birthWongBenz2003
Li 11 20.9 (0.9002)cmultimate total lengthWongBenz2003
Wwb0.04894 0.04085 (0.1653)gwet weight at birthVincGile2003
Wwi6.5 7.648 (0.1766)gultimate wet weightWongBenz2003
Ri0.8219 0.5659 (0.3114)#/dmaximum reprod rateVincGile2003
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.008996)time since birthtotal lengthWongBenz2003
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalHippocampus whiteiUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.05608cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.5534-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 52.67J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8095-growth efficiency


  • Optimal temperature for reproduction is 20C (ref: WongBenz2003)


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  • [AnAge]
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  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [Pita2007] C. K. Pitargue. Husbandry Manual For White's Seahorse. Western Sydney Institute of TAFE, Richmond, Australia, 2007.
  • [VincGile2003] A. C. J. Vincent and B. G. Giles. Correlates of reproductive success in a wild population of Hippocampus whitei. Journal of Fish Biology, 63:344--355, 2003.
  • [WongBenz2003] J. M. Wong and J. A. H. Benzie. The effects of temperature, Artemia enrichment, stocking density and light on the growth of juvenile seahorses, Hippocampus whitei (Bleeker, 1855), from Australia. Aquaculture, 228:107--121, 2003.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Carlos MGL Teixeira, 2010/09/28 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/10/16)

accepted: 2017/01/02

refer to this entry as: AmP Hippocampus whitei version 2017/01/02