Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abj climate: MC migrate: Mo
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: MANE food: bjPz, jiCi
MRE = 0.025 habitat: 0jMp, jiMcd gender: D
SMSE = 0.023 embryo: Mp reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab5.5 5.821 (0.05843)dage at birthfishbase
am8395 8450 (0.00658)dlife spanfishbase
Lp31.5 31.04 (0.01471)cmtotal length at pubertyfishbase
Li 65 64.96 (0.0005769)cmultimate total lengthfishbase
Wwb0.0011 0.00105 (0.04557)gwet weight at birthfishbase
Wwp389 390.1 (0.002937)gwet weight at pubertyfishbase
Wwi3500 3578 (0.02215)gultimate female wet weightfishbase
Ri1836 1791 (0.02414)#/dmax reprod rateWiki
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.04637)time since birthtotal lengthMagn2007
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalMicrostomus kittUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.08864cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.5482-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 23.02J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8023-growth efficiency


  • Preferred temperature 4 C (ref: fishbase)
  • Differences between males and females are small (ref: fishbase)
  • Semi-pelagic species that is not bound to a demersal life style (ref: fishbase)
  • Length-Weight relationship: W in g = 0.01244 * (L in cm)^3.0 (ref: fishbase)


  • [Wiki]
  • [fishbase]
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [Magn2007] E. Magnussen. Interpopulation comparison of growth patterns of 14 fish species on Faroe Bank: are all fishes on the bank fast-growing? Journal of Fish Biology, 71, 2007.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2017/03/19

accepted: 2017/03/19

refer to this entry as: AmP Microstomus kitt version 2017/03/19