Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abj climate: MA, MB migrate: Mo
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: MC food: bjPz, jiCvf, jiCic
MRE = 0.104 habitat: 0iMpe gender: D
SMSE = 0.121 embryo: Mp reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab 7 6.518 (0.06885)dage at birthADW
ap730 738.1 (0.01111)dage at pubertyADW
am1.095e+04 1.093e+04 (0.001635)dlife spanADW
Lb0.3 0.3067 (0.0222)cmLJFL at birthSponDeni2005
Lp150 149.2 (0.005418)cmLJFL at pubertyguessed
Li400 392.2 (0.0194)cmultimate LJFLguessed
Wwi8.18e+05 8.724e+05 (0.06647)gultimate wet weightWiki
R2779863 1.26e+04 (0.2777)#/dreprod rate at 277 cmMartPinh2007
R2901.863e+04 1.442e+04 (0.2261)#/dreprod rate at 290 cmMartPinh2007
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.1952)time since birthtotal lengthSponDeni2005
tL1 see Fig. 2 (0.0552)time since birthLJFLSunSu2013
LW see Fig. 3 (0.3039)LJFLwet weightSunSu2013
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalMakaira nigricansUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.01192cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9909-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 16.39J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7997-growth efficiency


  • LJFL = 9.550 + 1.080 * EFL (in cm): lower yaw to fork length, eye to fork length (ref: SunSu2013)


  • Birth is here assumed to coincide with hatch due to lack of data


  • [Wiki]
  • [ADW]
  • [fishbase]
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [MartPinh2007] C. Martins, P. Pinheiro, P. Travassos, and F. Hazin. Prelimary results on reproductive biology of blue marlin, Makaira nigricans (Lacépède, 1803) in the tropical Western Atlantic Ocean. Col. Vol. Sci. Pap. ICCAT, 60(5):1636--1642, 2007.
  • [SponDeni2005] S. Sponaugle, K. L. Denit, S. A. Luthy, J. E. Serafy, and R. K. Cowen. Growth variation in larval Makaira nigricans. Journal of Fish Biology, 66:822--835, 2005.
  • [SunSu2013] C.-L. Sun, N.-J. Su, S.-Z. Yeh, and Y.-J. Chang. Sex-specific growth parameters and natural mortalilty rates for blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) in the Northwest Pacific Ocean. Technical report, Working document submitted to the ISC Billfish Working Group Workshop, 16-23 January 2013, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2013.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2014/05/30 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/10/15)

accepted: 2016/10/15

refer to this entry as: AmP Makaira nigricans version 2016/10/15