Growth parameters for Oreochromis niloticus
 
Maximum Length 60cm SL
n = 107
Note that studies where Loo is very different (+/- 1/3) from Lmax are doubtful.
Lm vs Linf graph [n = 3]
Reproductive graph [n = 3]
M vs K graph [n = 2]
M vs Linf graph [n = 2]
Longevity vs 3/K graph [n = 1]
ø = 3.17
L inf = 22.4 cm SL
K = 2.9
Median record no. 54
102Ref. 102
Loo
(cm)
Length Type K
(1/y)
to
(years)
Sex M
(1/y)
Temp° C Lm Ø' Country Locality Questionable Captive
10.3 SL 19.644 3.32 Thailand tanks Yes Yes
10.6 TL 8.140 2.96 Thailand experimental ponds Yes Yes
10.7 SL 7.263 2.92 Thailand tanks Yes Yes
11.1 SL 13.000 3.20 Thailand tanks Yes Yes
11.4 SL 6.423 2.92 Thailand tanks Yes Yes
11.8 SL 4.150 2.76 Thailand tanks Yes Yes
12.0 SL 9.871 3.15 Thailand tanks Yes Yes
12.3 SL 6.534 2.99 Thailand tanks Yes Yes
12.4 SL 7.155 27.6 3.04 Philippines ponds Yes Yes
12.7 SL 12.348 27.6 3.30 Philippines ponds Yes Yes
12.9 SL 5.476 2.96 Thailand ponds Yes Yes
12.9 SL 13.933 3.37 Philippines Sampaloc Lake, cages Yes Yes
13.2 SL 13.207 M 3.36 Belgium tanks Yes Yes
13.2 SL 6.544 3.06 Philippines Sampaloc Lake, cages Yes Yes
13.3 SL 7.093 3.10 Thailand tanks Yes Yes
13.3 SL 7.628 3.13 Thailand tanks Yes Yes
13.5 SL 9.220 27.6 3.23 Philippines ponds Yes Yes
13.7 SL 4.750 2.95 Thailand tanks Yes Yes
13.7 SL 9.712 3.26 Thailand ponds Yes Yes
14.2 SL 7.291 3.17 USA ponds Yes Yes
14.6 SL 2.385 2.71 Burkina Faso ponds Yes Yes
14.9 SL 5.685 27.6 3.10 Philippines ponds Yes Yes
15.1 SL 7.305 M 3.22 Central Afr. Rp tanks Yes Yes
15.3 SL 10.377 27.6 3.39 Philippines ponds Yes Yes
15.4 SL 7.843 3.27 Philippines Sampaloc Lake, cages Yes Yes
15.6 SL 3.003 F 2.86 Central Afr. Rp tanks Yes Yes
15.6 SL 10.742 27.6 3.42 Philippines ponds Yes Yes
15.7 SL 7.157 3.25 Thailand tanks Yes Yes
15.8 SL 7.109 3.25 Thailand tanks Yes Yes
15.8 SL 8.889 3.35 Thailand ponds Yes Yes
15.8 TL 0.750 -0.20 2.27 Burkina Faso Sourou reservoir Yes No
16.3 SL 9.352 27.6 3.40 Philippines ponds Yes Yes
16.6 SL 10.942 3.48 Thailand ponds Yes Yes
16.9 SL 7.651 3.34 Thailand ponds Yes Yes
17.3 SL 2.997 M 2.95 Central Afr. Rp tanks Yes Yes
17.3 SL 12.654 M 3.58 Belgium tanks Yes Yes
17.4 SL 10.631 27.6 3.51 Philippines ponds Yes Yes
17.6 TL 0.460 -0.62 2.15 Burkina Faso Tanguiga reservoir Yes No
18.2 TL 0.580 -0.25 2.28 Burkina Faso Ramitenga reservoir Yes No
18.3 SL 5.881 3.29 Thailand tanks Yes Yes
18.6 SL 4.221 3.16 Belgium tanks Yes Yes
18.9 SL 10.665 M 3.58 Belgium tanks Yes Yes
18.9 SL 2.950 3.02 Sierra Leone ponds Yes Yes
19.0 SL 4.789 F 3.24 Belgium ponds Yes Yes
19.1 SL 6.604 M 3.38 Cote d'Ivoire ponds Yes Yes
19.3 SL 4.737 3.25 Cote d'Ivoire Lake Kossou, cages Yes Yes
20.6 SL 5.409 27.6 3.36 Philippines ponds Yes Yes
20.8 SL 6.580 M 3.45 USA ponds Yes Yes
21.3 TL 0.520 -0.42 2.37 Burkina Faso Petit Balé reservoir Yes No
21.5 SL 2.265 3.02 Belgium ponds Yes Yes
21.9 SL 4.329 3.32 Cameroon ponds Yes Yes
22.2 SL 4.271 M 3.32 Belgium ponds Yes Yes
22.3 SL 0.880 2.64 Burkina Faso ponds Yes Yes
22.4 SL 2.915 3.17 Philippines cages Yes Yes
22.5 SL 2.984 F 3.18 Belgium tanks Yes Yes
22.5 SL 10.458 M 3.72 USA ponds Yes Yes
22.8 FL 0.070 -0.16 0.16 23.0 1.56 Pakistan Chashma Barrage Yes No
22.8 SL 4.179 M 3.34 USA ponds Yes Yes
22.8 SL 8.028 M 3.62 USA ponds Yes Yes
22.8 SL 0.438 F 2.36 Madagascar Lake Alaotra Yes No
23.1 SL 2.540 M 3.13 Belgium ponds Yes Yes
23.3 SL 5.419 M 3.47 Belgium tanks Yes Yes
23.4 SL 3.690 M 3.31 Cote d'Ivoire ponds Yes Yes
23.5 TL 1.376 20.6 2.88 Zambia experimental ponds Yes Yes
23.6 SL 6.879 27.6 3.58 Philippines ponds Yes Yes
23.7 TL 0.290 -0.81 2.21 Burkina Faso Boulmigou reservoir Yes No
23.8 SL 3.854 27.6 3.34 Philippines ponds Yes Yes
23.9 SL 1.881 3.03 Cote d'Ivoire cages Yes Yes
24.8 TL 4.818 28.1 3.47 Israel Dor (experimental ponds) Yes Yes
24.9 SL 1.572 F 2.99 Central Afr. Rp tanks Yes Yes
25.5 TL 2.387 M 19.3 3.19 Peru experimental ponds Yes Yes
25.9 SL 1.447 2.99 Central Afr. Rp tanks Yes Yes
26.2 TL 0.700 -0.09 2.68 Burkina Faso Kokologho reservoir Yes No
27.1 SL 0.578 20.2 2.63 Egypt Lake Mariout Yes No
27.2 SL 0.503 F 2.57 Madagascar Lake Mantasoa Yes No
27.9 0.438 2.53 Syria Lake Beteha Yes No
28.6 SL 0.510 M 2.62 Madagascar Lake Mantasoa Yes No
29.4 SL 0.294 0.49 20.2 13.0 2.41 Egypt Lake Manzalla Yes No
29.4 SL 0.594 2.71 Egypt Lake Mariout Yes No
29.7 TL 0.440 27.0 2.59 Kenya Lake Turkana Yes No
29.9 SL 2.076 M 3.27 Belgium tanks Yes Yes
30.8 TL 2.380 3.35 Philippines experimental ponds No Yes
32.6 SL 0.356 20.5 20.0 2.58 Egypt Noussa Hydrodome No No
33.3 TL 0.538 F 2.78 Israel Lake Tiberias No No
33.4 SL 0.233 M 2.41 Madagascar Lake Alaotra No No
34.4 SL 0.450 20.2 2.73 Egypt Lake Mariout No No
34.7 SL 0.275 F 2.52 Madagascar Lake Itasy No No
35.5 TL 0.480 28.0 2.78 Cote d'Ivoire Lake Ayamé I (Bia Basin) (3° - 3°5' W ; 5°30'' - 6° N) No No
35.7 TL 0.501 M 2.81 Israel Lake Tiberias No No
35.7 TL 0.500 22.0 2.80 Ethiopia Bahir Dar Gulf, Lake Tana No No
36.8 SL 0.283 2.58 Chad Lake Tchad No No
36.9 SL 0.545 -0.12 F 2.87 Egypt High Dam Lake No No
39.0 SL 0.500 28.0 2.88 Uganda Lake Albert No No
39.1 TL 0.200 -0.76 2.49 Burkina Faso Tapoa reservoir No No
40.8 SL 0.716 F 3.08 Belgium ponds No Yes
42.8 SL 0.384 -0.36 M 2.85 Egypt High Dam Lake No No
46.2 SL 0.546 3.07 Egypt Lake Nasser No No
52.0 TL 0.300 2.91 Nigeria Lake Kainji No No
52.1 SL 0.216 2.77 Egypt Lake Nasser No No
54.5 TL 0.340 3.00 Sri Lanka Kaudulla reservoir No No
54.5 TL 0.430 3.11 Sri Lanka Minnerya reservoir No No
55.6 TL 0.390 27.0 3.08 Bangladesh Kaptai Lake No No
56.3 SL 0.405 3.11 Nigeria Lake Kainji No No
56.7 TL 0.262 2.93 Nigeria Opa Reservoir, IleIfe No No
57.2 SL 0.137 F 2.65 Madagascar Lake Itasy No No
61.3 TL 0.350 3.12 Kenya Nyanza Gulf, Lake Victoria No No
64.6 TL 0.254 3.03 Kenya Nyanza Gulf, Lake Victoria No No
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