Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: MB migrate:
COMPLETE = 2.0 ecozone: MAE food: biCi
MRE = 0.073 habitat: 0iMi, jiMi gender: D
SMSE = 0.083 embryo: Mnfm reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab 16 16.85 (0.05342)dage at birthTojeFari2012
ap500 487.3 (0.02544)dage at pubertyguess
am3650 3650 (4.27e-05)dlife spanguess
Lb0.52 0.6031 (0.1599)cmtotal length at birthTojeFari2012
L181.12 0.8289 (0.26)cmtotal length at 18 dphTojeFari2012
Lp 4 4.187 (0.04684)cmtotal length at puberty guess
Li6.5 7.11 (0.09388)cmultimate total lengthWiki
Wwi6.3 6.196 (0.01646)gultimate wet weightfishbase
Ri0.337 0.3368 (0.0004891)#/dmaximum reprod rateTojeFari2012
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalLepadogaster lepadogasterUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.04848cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9589-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 48.84J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8019-growth efficiency


  • W = 0.02307 * L^3 (ref: fishbase)
  • Mouth and anus open at hatch, almost no yolk. Demersal eggs are deposited on the underside of stones, with the male guarding the egg mass which may contain multiple batches at different stages of development. L. lepadogaster breeds mainly during the spring until the beginning of the summer (March to July). L. purpurea breeds mainly during the winter until the beginning of the spring (October to April). L. purpurea ranges from Scotland to Senegal, the Canary and Madeira Islands and the Mediterranean;L. lepadogaster occurs from as far north as the extreme north-west of Galicia (Spain) to north-west Africa, the Canary and Madeira Islands and the Mediterranean (ref: TojeFari2012)


  • Author_mod_1: I found information on the number of eggs per female as a function of length in Anon2013 that was much higher than in Anon2015 but chose to not include it as the temperature was not provided
  • Author_mod_1: I was surprised to observe that the weights coefficient for ab changed so much the parameter values


  • [Wiki]
  • [fishbase]
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [TojeFari2012] I. Tojeira, A. M. Faria, S. Henriques, C. Faria, and E. J. Gonçalves. Early development and larval behaviour of two clingfishes, Lepadogaster purpurea and Lepadogaster lepadogaster (Pisces: Gobiesocidae). Environ Biol Fish, 93:449--459, 2012.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2014/05/13 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/10/27)

accepted: 2016/10/27

refer to this entry as: AmP Lepadogaster lepadogaster version 2016/10/27