Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abj climate: MC, ME migrate: Mda phylum:
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: MAN, MN food: biCi, jiCvf class:
MRE = 0.038 habitat: 0jFr, jiMpe gender: D order:
SMSE = 0.050 embryo: Fg reprod: O family:

Zero-variate data
ah 44 43.83 (0.003768)dage at birthYaniHisa2002
ab70.5 72.3 (0.0255)dage at birthYaniHisa2002
ap1095 1044 (0.0465)dage at pubertyfishbase
am1460 1460 (0.0002973)dlife spanfishbase
Lb 2 1.878 (0.06122)cmtotal length at birthguessed
Lp 35 36.83 (0.05224)cmtotal length at pubertyfishbase
Li107 108.8 (0.01658)cmultimate total lengthfishbase
Wh0.0044 0.08157 (17.54)gwet weight at hatchGrubWies1983
Wi1.5e+04 1.507e+04 (0.004912)gultimate wet weightfishbase
Ri8.219 8.198 (0.002583)#/dmaximum reprod rate fishbase
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tW see Fig. 1 (0.1633)time since birthwet weight YaniHisa2002
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalSalvelinus alpinusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.04863cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9636-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 64.46J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8012-growth efficiency


  • In N-Am 3 subspecies: S. a. erythrinus, S. a. oquassa (sunapee or blueback trout), S. a. taranetzi (taranets or dwarf Arctic char); In Eurasia:S. a. alpinus (ref: Wiki)
  • Char does not die after spawning like Pacific salmon and often spawn several times throughout their lives, typically every second or third year. (ref: Wiki)
  • Young char emerge from the gravel in spring and stay in the river from 5 to 7 months or until they are about 15 to 20 cm in length. (ref: Wiki)
  • Best culturing temp 7.5-12.5 C. (ref: YaniHisa2002)


  • weight 0 was given to Wh, because value does not seem realistic


  • [Wiki]
  • [fishbase]
  • [GrubWies1983] K. Gruber and W. Wieser. Energetics of development of the alpine charr, Salvelinus alpinus, in relation to temperature and oxygen. J. Comp. Physiol., 149:485--493, 1983.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [YaniHisa2002] T. Yanik, S. A. Hisar, and C. Bölükbas. Early development and growth of arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) at a low water temperature. The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh, 54(2):73, 2002.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2014/09/26 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/10/27)

accepted: 2016/10/27

refer to this entry as: AmP Salvelinus alpinus version 2016/10/27