Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abj climate: MA migrate: phylum:
COMPLETE = 2.6 ecozone: MIE, MPW food: biCi, biPz class:
MRE = 0.054 habitat: 0iMr gender: D order:
SMSE = 0.061 embryo: Ms reprod: O family:

Zero-variate data
tj 31 32.28 (0.04119)dtime since birth at metamGoulDoug2016
tp57.5 53.52 (0.0693)dtime since birth at pubertyGoulDoug2016
am368 372.6 (0.01237)dlife spanGoulDoug2016
Lj1.1 1.03 (0.06337)cmstandard length at metamGoulDoug2016
Lp2.2 2.197 (0.001436)cmstandard length at pubertyGoulDoug2016
Li4.4 4.529 (0.02934)cmultimate standard lengthGoulDoug2016
Wwb6.54e-05 6.534e-05 (0.0009141)gwet weight at birthGoulDoug2016
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.0874)time since birthstandard lengthGoulDoug2016
LW see Fig. 2 (0.08069)standard lengthwet weightGoulDoug2016
LN see Fig. 3 (0.1557)standard lengthbatch fecundityGoulDoug2016
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalSiphamia tubiferUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02228cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9933-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 171.7J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8032-growth efficiency


  • Male tends the eggs by storing them in his mouth (ref: GoulDoug2016)
  • Diameter of bioluminescent organ is proportional to length and number of bacteria Photobacterium mandapamensis grows exponentially with length (ref: GoulDoug2016)
  • Associates with sea urchins Diadema setosum and Echinothrix calamaris (ref: GoulDoug2016)


  • This analysis assumes 4 broods per yr


  • [Wiki]
  • [fishbase]
  • [GoulDoug2016] A. L. Gould, K. E. Dougan, S. T. Koenigbauer, and P. V. Dunlap. Life history of the symbiotically luminous cardinalfish Siphamia tubifer (Perciformes: Apogonidae). Journal of Fish Biology, 89:1359--1377, 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, 2018/01/31

accepted: 2018/01/31

refer to this entry as: AmP Siphamia tubifer version 2018/01/31