Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: abj climate: MA, MB, MC migrate: Mo
COMPLETE = 2.8 ecozone: MA food: biPz, jiCvf
MRE = 0.218 habitat: 0iMpe gender: D
SMSE = 0.280 embryo: Mp reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ap1460 1283 (0.121)dage at puberty AguaGarc2005, JusuKlan2011
am9855 9863 (0.0007686)dlife span AguaGarc2005, JusuKlan2011
Lb0.4 0.1456 (0.6361)cmtotal length at birth MiyaTana2001, JusuKlan2011
Lp 97 98.96 (0.0202)cmtotal length at puberty AguaGarc2005, JusuKlan2011
Li380 332.5 (0.1249)cmultimate total length AguaGarc2005, JusuKlan2011
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL_lrv see Fig. 1 (0.4304)time since hatchtotal lengthMiyaTana2001
tL_juv see Fig. 2 (0.6575)time since hatchfork lengthMiyaTana2001
tL_adt see Fig. 3 (0.05684)time since birthtotal lengthMiyaTana2001
tW see Fig. 4 (0.2008)time since birthwet weightMiyaTana2001
tN see Fig. 5 (0.06724)time since birthfecundityNisbJusu2012
Tab see Fig. 6 (0.221)temperatureage at birthMiyaTana2000
LW see Fig. 7 (0.07823)total lengthwet weightAguaGarc2005
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalThunnus thynnusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.008202cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.5813-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 474.8J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.018061/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7997-growth efficiency
k 0.3 0.2985-maintenance ratio


  • birth is assumed to occur at hatch
  • specific density of reserve and structure is taken 0.3 g/cm^3
  • In view of low somatic maintenance, pseudodata k_J = 0.002 1/d is replaced by pseudodata k = 0.3


  • [Wiki]
  • [fishbase] url{}.
  • [AguaGarc2005] F. Aguado-Gimenez and B. Garcia-Garcia. Growth, food intake and feed conversion rates in captive Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus Linnaeus, 1758) under fattening conditions. Aquacult. Res., 36:610--614, 2005.
  • [JusuKlan2011] M. Jusup, T. Klanjscek, H. Matsuda, and S. A. L. M. Kooijman. A full lifecycle bioenergetic model for bluefin tuna. Plos Biology, 6:e21903, 2011.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [MiyaTana2001] S. Miyashita, Y. Sawada, T. Okada, O. Murata, and H. Kumai. Morphological development and growth of laboratory-reared larval and juvenile Thunnus thynnus (Pisces: Scombridae). Fish. Bull., 99:601--616, 2001.
  • [MiyaTana2000] S. Miyashita, Y. Tanaka, Y. Sawada, O. Murata, N. Hattori, K. Takii, Y. Mukai, and H. Kumai. Embryonic development and effects of water temperature on hatching of the bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus. Suisanzoushoku, 48:199--207, 2000. in Japanese.
  • [NisbJusu2012] R. M. Nisbet, M. Jusup, T. Klanjscek, and L. Pecquerie. Integrating Dynamic Energy Budget (DEB) theory with traditional bioenergetic models. J. Exp. Biol., 215:892--902, 2012.

Bibtex file with references for this entry

Marko Jusup, Bas Kooijman, 2010/02/14

accepted: 2015/09/25

refer to this entry as: AmP Thunnus thynnus version 2015/09/25