Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: MC, ME migrate: Ma
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: MPN, MAN, MN food: biPz
MRE = 0.116 habitat: 0jFr, jiMcp gender: D
SMSE = 0.122 embryo: Fs reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab 16 16.84 (0.0524)dage at birthfao
ap1278 1484 (0.1613)dage at pubertyJohaVilh1999
am3650 3650 (4.636e-05)dlife spanfishbase
Lb0.24 0.2391 (0.003653)cmtotal length at birthgma
Lp13.5 8.811 (0.3473)cmtotal length at pubertyfishbase
Li 23 26.72 (0.1616)cmultimate total lengthfao
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
LW see Fig. 1 (0.07516)lengthwet weight JohaVilh1999
LN see Fig. 2 (0.1286)lengthfecundity JohaVilh1999
WN see Fig. 3 (0.1126)somatic weightfecundity JohaVilh1999
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalMallotus villosusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.04041cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.8808-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 20.27J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8005-growth efficiency


  • spawns in late spring and early summer (different populations) in large schools in the shoreline, or in very shallow water, to lay adhesive eggs on beaches and banks; The eggs are buried in the gravel. (ref: fao)
  • The spawning mortality of Icelandic capelin is high, especially of the males. It has been estimated that about one half of 4 year old females might on average be spawning for the second time. (ref: JohaVilh1999)
  • DEB application to this species is discussed in EinaBirn2011 (ref: EinaBirn2011)


Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2014/05/14

accepted: 2016/03/02

refer to this entry as: AmP Mallotus villosus version 2016/03/02