Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: Am, BSh migrate: Mp
COMPLETE = 2.8 ecozone: TPa food: biHa, biPz
MRE = 0.092 habitat: 0iFl, 0iFr gender: Dg, Dtfm
SMSE = 0.095 embryo: Fbf reprod: O

Zero-variate data
am3285 3285 (3.202e-05)dlife spanfishbase
Lb0.4 0.4914 (0.2286)cmtotal length at birthfishbase
Lp18.6 13.28 (0.2859)cmtotal length at pubertyfishbase
Li 60 66.95 (0.1159)cmultimate total lengthfishbase
Wwb0.0018 0.001686 (0.06351)gwet weight at birthfishbase
Wwp 30 33.29 (0.1096)gwet weight at pubertyfishbase
Wwi4300 4263 (0.008523)gultimate wet weightfishbase
Ri6.667 6.656 (0.001549)#/dmax reprod ratefishbase
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tW3 see Fig. 1 (0.08225)timewet weightBhujLitt2007
tW2 see Fig. 1 (0.06231)timewet weightBhujLitt2007
tW1 see Fig. 1 (0.05354)timewet weightBhujLitt2007
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalOreochromis niloticusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.05188cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9995-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 36.29J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8015-growth efficiency


  • female takes freshly led eggs in her mouth till birth (ref: fishbase)
  • Temp range 14-33 C; fresh and brachish waters (ref: fishbase)


  • [Wiki]
  • [fishbase]
  • [BhujLitt2007] R. C. Bhujel, D. C. Little, and A. Hossain. Reproductive performance and the growth of pre-stunted and normal Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) broodfish at varying feeding rates. Aquaculture, 273:71--79, 2007.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2017/04/05

accepted: 2017/04/05

refer to this entry as: AmP Oreochromis niloticus version 2017/04/05