Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abj climate: MA migrate: Ma phylum:
COMPLETE = 2.5 ecozone: MI, MPW food: bjPz, jiCi class:
MRE = 0.025 habitat: 0jMp, jiMr, jiFm, jiMm gender: D order:
SMSE = 0.039 embryo: Mp, Fp reprod: O family:

Zero-variate data
am3650 3663 (0.003464)dlife spanguess
Lp14.5 14.67 (0.01199)cmtotal length at puberty in femalesGupt2016
Lpm12.5 12.68 (0.01478)cmtotal length at puberty in malesGupt2016
Li 38 37.78 (0.005751)cmultimate total lengthfishbase
Wwb0.00022 0.0002189 (0.005108)gwet weight at birthfishbase
Wwp 93 92.4 (0.006502)gwet weight at puberty of femaleGupt2016
Wwpm60.5 59.69 (0.01346)gwet weight at puberty of maleGupt2016
Wwi1558 1577 (0.01225)gultimate wet weightfishbase
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.04426)time since birthtotal lengthGand1998
LN see Fig. 2 (0.1374)total lengthfecundityGand1998
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalScatophagus argusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02168cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9767-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 21.59J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8002-growth efficiency


  • weight-length relationship: W = 0.0377 * (TL in cm)^2.922 (ref: fishbase)
  • Marine; freshwater; brackish; reef-associated; amphidromous; depth range 0 - 5 m. Tropical; 20C - 28C (ref: fishbase)


  • males are assumed to differ from females by {E_Hp} only


  • [Wiki]
  • [fishbase]
  • [Gand1998] V. Gandhi. Studies on the ecology and biology of butterfish Scatophagus argus in Mandapam coastal region. PhD thesis, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, 1998.
  • [Gupt2016] S. Gupta. An overview on morphology, biology, and culture of spotted scat Scatophagus argus (Linnaeus 1766). Reviews in Fisheries Science & Aquaculture, 24:203--212, 2016.
  • [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, 2017/04/12

accepted: 2017/04/12

refer to this entry as: AmP Scatophagus argus version 2017/04/12