Growth parameters for Trichiurus lepturus
 
Maximum Length 234cm TL
n = 56
Note that studies where Loo is very different (+/- 1/3) from Lmax are doubtful.
Lm vs Linf graph [n = 8]
Reproductive graph [n = 1]
M vs K graph [n = 1]
M vs Linf graph [n = 1]
Longevity vs 3/K graph [n = 2]
ø = 3.28
L inf = 98.0 cm TL
K = 0.2
Median record no. 29
1751Ref. 1751
Loo
(cm)
Length Type K
(1/y)
to
(years)
Sex M
(1/y)
Temp° C Lm Ø' Country Locality Questionable Captive
12.7 NG 0.680 2.04 India Maharashtra (2011-2012) Yes No
40.1 OT 0.553 -0.20 M 10.0 2.95 Japan Tsushima waters (autumn brood) Yes No
43.4 OT 0.289 -0.41 12.0 2.74 Japan Suruga Bay Yes No
43.9 OT 0.481 -0.46 M 10.0 2.97 Japan Tsushima waters (spring brood) Yes No
43.9 OT 0.524 0.53 12.0 3.00 Japan Kumano-Nada (autumn brood) Yes No
45.6 OT 0.408 0.44 21.0 2.93 China East China Sea, Yellow Sea and Bo Hai Yes No
46.5 OT 0.459 -0.22 F 10.0 3.00 Japan Tsushima waters (autumn brood) Yes No
47.7 OT 0.292 -0.63 21.0 2.82 China Taiwan Strait Yes No
48.1 OT 0.216 -1.98 M 21.0 2.70 Japan Kagoshima Bay Yes No
48.3 OT 0.396 -0.44 12.0 2.97 Japan Kumano-Nada (spring brood) Yes No
50.1 OT 0.438 -0.06 15.0 3.04 China Yellow Sea and Bo Hai Yes No
50.2 OT 0.409 -0.49 F 10.0 3.01 Japan Tsushima waters (spring brood) Yes No
50.5 TL 0.286 13.0 2.86 Korea (South) Yellow Sea Yes No
55.3 OT 0.293 -0.68 21.0 2.95 China East China Sea (north) Yes No
56.1 OT 0.233 -1.76 26.4 2.87 China southern East China Sea No No
56.8 OT 0.261 -0.64 2.93 Japan Kii Channel Yes No
58.9 0.168 -2.68 2.77 Yes No
60.1 OT 0.158 -2.85 F 22.0 2.76 Hong Kong South China Sea Yes No
62.9 OT 0.167 -1.79 F 21.0 2.82 Japan Kagoshima Bay Yes No
64.5 TL 0.410 M 22.0 3.23 Philippines Manila Bay Yes No
65.8 OT 0.110 -2.91 21.0 2.68 China Bo Hai Yes No
66.0 TL 0.460 F 22.0 3.30 Philippines Manila Bay Yes No
70.0 TL 0.850 27.9 3.62 Malaysia Peninsular west coast Yes No
70.8 OT 0.110 -2.82 21.0 2.74 China Yellow Sea Yes No
75.5 OT 0.116 -2.74 M 22.0 2.82 Hong Kong South China Sea Yes No
76.6 OT 0.139 21.0 2.91 China East China Sea Yes No
78.0 TL 0.700 22.0 3.63 Philippines Manila Bay Yes No
86.9 OT 0.182 -2.16 3.14 China southern East China Sea No No
98.0 TL 0.200 21.5 37.0 3.28 India Madras to Mangalore Yes No
108.4 NG 0.240 3.45 India Andhra Pradesh (2016) Yes No
109.0 TL 0.780 29.0 3.97 Malaysia Peninsular east coast Yes No
110.6 NG 0.210 3.41 India Northeast Coast (2016) Yes No
114.4 TL 0.130 28.0 3.23 India Visakhapatnam No No
114.4 TL 0.280 52.9 3.56 India Bay of Bengal (Jan 2007 - Dec 2010) Yes No
114.4 NG 0.130 3.23 India Visakhapatnam (2011-2012) Yes No
118.6 NG 0.380 3.73 India Gujarat (2012-2016) No No
119.0 TL 0.157 16.0 3.35 Nigeria No No
121.8 NG 0.260 3.59 India Gujarat (2012-2013) No No
123.0 TL 0.630 3.98 India Maharashtra (2014) No No
129.0 TL 0.271 -0.22 12.0 3.65 Taiwan East coast No No
129.0 TL 0.560 28.0 3.97 India east coast Yes No
131.0 TL 0.340 -0.39 22.0 3.77 Taiwan Southwest coast No No
131.3 TL 0.130 3.35 India Veraval (2008-2009) No No
131.6 TL 0.150 61.2 3.41 India Arabian Sea (Jan 2007 - Dec 2010) No No
133.0 TL 0.289 -0.76 22.0 3.71 Taiwan Southwest coast No No
134.0 NG 0.820 20.2 4.17 India Goa (2014-2015) No No
134.0 NG 0.820 0.07 60.0 4.17 India Karnataka ( 2016) No No
134.0 TL 0.820 55.4 4.17 India Off Mangalore in Karnataka (2007-2012) Yes No
134.0 NG 0.860 -0.07 60.0 4.19 India Karnataka (2011-2012) No No
145.0 TL 0.290 22.4 3.79 India Kakinada No No
147.0 TL 0.296 -0.46 17.5 3.81 Mauritania Cap Blanc - Cape Verde No No
147.0 TL 0.292 15.0 3.80 South Africa No No
148.0 NG 0.400 27.2 3.94 India Maharashtra (1987-1991) No No
151.0 TL 0.250 -0.08 0.29 12.0 3.76 Taiwan East coast No No
234.0 TL 0.550 4.48 Argentina Chuy, Uruguay (34°S) to Ríncon, Argentina (41°S) No No
245.0 TL 0.270 24.0 4.21 Brazil southern region Yes No
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