Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abj climate: MC migrate: Mo
COMPLETE = 2.8 ecozone: MANE food: bjPz, jiCi, jiCvf
MRE = 0.113 habitat: 0jMp, jiMc gender: D
SMSE = 0.113 embryo: Mp reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab 9 10.15 (0.1275)dage at birthPovoDave2011
aj 59 47.06 (0.2024)dage at metam for femaleJoneHisl1972
aj_m 50 44.32 (0.1135)dage at metam for maleJoneHisl1972
ap262 284.7 (0.08672)dage at puberty for femalecalculated
ap_m232 286.8 (0.2363)dage at puberty for malecalculated
am7300 7315 (0.002099)dlife spanFishBase
Lb0.335 0.2651 (0.2086)cmtotal length at first feedingPovoDave2011
Lj0.75 1.279 (0.7052)cmtotal length at metamorphosis ShawDiek2008, Last1978
Lp17.46 15.26 (0.1263)cmtotal length at pubertyDatras
Lp_m15.88 14 (0.1185)cmtotal length at pubertyDatras
Li 80 77.76 (0.02805)cmultimate total lengthDatras
Li_m 68 67.73 (0.003991)cmultimate total lengthDatras
Wwb0.0002203 0.0002161 (0.01897)gwet weight at birthestimate
Wwp40.47 41.18 (0.01744)gwet weight at pubertycalculated
Wwp_m30.82 29.69 (0.03672)gwet weight at pubertycalculated
Wwi5695 5453 (0.04256)gultimate female wet weightFishBase
Wwi_m3128 3363 (0.07506)gultimate male wet weightFishBase
Ri9589 9507 (0.00856)#/dreprod rateHislHall1974
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL_f see Fig. 1 (0.03609)time since birthtotal lengthunknown
tL_m see Fig. 1 (0.03005)time since birthtotal lengthunknown
LN see Fig. 2 (0.2133)total lengthfecundityHislHall1974
LW_f see Fig. 3 (0.08031)total lengthwet weightDatras
LW_m see Fig. 3 (0.0727)total lengthwet weightDatras
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalMerlangius merlangusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.05281cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.5458-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 49.8J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8-growth efficiency


  • FEMALE total length at maturity - NOTE L50
  • males are assumed to differ from females by {p_Am} and E_Hp only


  • [Wiki]
  • [Datras]
  • [FishBase]
  • [HislHall1974] J. R. G. Hislop and W. B. Hall. The fecundity of whiting Merlangius merlangus (L.) in the North Sea, the Minch and at Iceland. J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer., 36(1), 1974.
  • [JoneHisl1972] R. Jones and J. R. G. Hislop. Investigations into the growth of haddock, Melangrammus aeglefinud (L.) and whiting, Merlangius merlangus (L.) in aquaria. J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer., 34, 1972.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [Last1978] J. M. Last. The food of four species of Pleuronectiform larvae in the eastern English Channel and southern North Sea. Marine Biology, 45, 1978.
  • [PovoDave2011] I. Povoa, A. Davie, J. Treasurer, and H. Migaud. Broodstock spawning and larviculture of whiting (Merlangius merlangus L.) reared in captivity. Aquaculture Research, 42, 2011.
  • [ShawDiek2008] M. Shaw, R. Diekman, J. van der Kooij, S. Milligan, P. Bromley, and D. Righton. T assessment of the diets of cod Gadus morhus and whiting Merlangius merlangus juveniles in a frontal region close to the Norwefgiena Trench: co-existence of competition? Journal of Fish Biology, 73, 2008.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Lorna Teal, Friedemann Keyl, 2012/04/18 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/10/17)

accepted: 2016/10/17

refer to this entry as: AmP Merlangius merlangus version 2016/10/17