University of Reading Research Data Archive

Data on growth rates of fish from FishBase

How to cite this Dataset


Data were collated from Froese, R. and Pauly, D. Editors. 2015. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication., version (10/2015).

Data were used in Sibly, R.M., Baker, J., Grady, J.M., Luna, S.M., Kodric-Brown, A., Venditti, C., Brown, J.H. 2015. Fundamental insights into ontogenetic growth from theory and fish. PNAS, 112, 13934-13939.

The data used give species/population values of the following parameters:-

K: Bertalanffy growth coefficient;
m inf: Maximum body mass;
water temperatures: T_Kelvin is the temperature we used.
Some other descriptors from FishBase are also included. See FishBase for definitions of parameters and the units in which they are measured.

Resource Type: Dataset
Creators: Luna, Susan and Barile, Josephine France R.
Rights-holders: FishBase Information and Research Group, Inc.
Data Publisher: University of Reading
Publication Year: 2016
Data last accessed: 22 June 2024
Metadata Record URL:
Organisational units: Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Participating Organisations: University of Reading, FishBase Information and Research Group, Inc.
Keywords: fish, Bertalanffy, maximum size, water temperature
Data Availability: OPEN


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