Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: MB, MC migrate: Mo
COMPLETE = 1.7 ecozone: MC food: bjPz, jiCi, biCij
MRE = 0.169 habitat: 0iMpe gender: D
SMSE = 0.355 embryo: Mp reprod: O

Zero-variate data
am1.46e+04 1.459e+04 (0.0006548)dlife spanguess
Lb0.25 0.2464 (0.01421)cmtotal length at birthWiki
Lp155 136.9 (0.1165)cmtotal length at pubertyfishbase
Li270 297.4 (0.1014)cmultimate total lengthWiki
Wwb0.0012 0.001263 (0.05222)gwet weight at birthPopeHays2010
Ww4543.99e+05 3.844e+05 (0.03659)gwet weight at 454 dWiki
Wwi2.3e+06 2.219e+06 (0.03537)gultimate wet weightfact_sheet
R1378.219e+07 2.194e+05 (0.9973)#/dreprod rate at length 137 cmSchm1921
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalMola molaUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.08073cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.4629-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 307.1J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.799-growth efficiency


  • TLt = 318.4 (1-exp (-0.149 (t-0.031))) TLt: total length (cm) at age t(days); GI = (GW/TL^3) 10000; BW = 3.00 10-5 TL^3.11 (R2=0.959, captive) or BW = 7.64 10-5 TL2.90 (R2=0.987, wild) fro TL < 200 cm; BW increases steeper with TL for TL > 200 cm (probaly due to reprod); spawning late August to late September, multiople spawners; females are bigger than males. (ref: Naka2008)


  • Wiki: Monterey Bay Aquarium increased in weight from 26 to 399 kg and reached a height of nearly 1.8 m in 454 days (PopeHays2010)


Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2012/11/06 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/10/15)

accepted: 2016/10/15

refer to this entry as: AmP Mola mola version 2016/10/15