Growth parameters for Oreochromis mossambicus
 
Maximum Length 39cm SL
n = 45
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 = 1]
M vs Linf graph [n = 1]
Longevity vs 3/K graph [n = 1]
ø = 2.39
L inf = 25.8 cm SL
K = 0.4
Median record no. 23
115Ref. 115
Loo
(cm)
Length Type K
(1/y)
to
(years)
Sex M
(1/y)
Temp° C Lm Ø' Country Locality Questionable Captive
10.6 SL 8.359 2.97 Thailand tanks Yes Yes
10.7 SL 7.194 2.92 Thailand tanks Yes Yes
12.2 TL 7.030 30.8 3.02 Thailand experimental ponds Yes Yes
12.6 SL 8.564 3.13 Philippines ponds Yes Yes
12.7 SL 4.271 2.84 Zambia tanks Yes Yes
12.8 SL 7.803 3.11 El Salvador ponds Yes Yes
13.1 SL 6.305 3.03 USA ponds Yes Yes
13.6 SL 19.978 27.6 3.57 Philippines ponds Yes Yes
14.1 SL 10.735 3.33 El Salvador ponds Yes Yes
14.3 SL 10.130 3.32 El Salvador ponds Yes Yes
14.5 SL 5.547 3.07 USA ponds Yes Yes
14.5 SL 6.531 3.14 USA ponds Yes Yes
14.5 SL 9.506 3.30 El Salvador ponds Yes Yes
14.5 SL 13.215 27.6 3.44 Philippines ponds Yes Yes
14.5 SL 13.809 27.6 3.46 Philippines ponds Yes Yes
14.6 SL 19.901 27.6 3.63 Philippines ponds Yes Yes
15.4 SL 4.402 3.02 Zambia tanks Yes Yes
18.3 SL 3.830 3.11 Zambia tanks Yes Yes
21.6 SL 0.358 M 25.8 12.0 2.22 South Africa Lake Sibaya No No
21.7 SL 0.240 F 25.8 10.0 2.05 South Africa Lake Sibaya No No
24.5 SL 0.386 2.36 South Africa Njelele Dam, Transvaal, 30°07'E 22°44'S No No
25.8 SL 0.438 F 2.46 South Africa Doorndrai Dam, Transvaal, 28°46'E 24°17'S No No
25.8 SL 0.370 M 2.39 South Africa Luphephe-Nwanedzi Dam, Venda No No
26.0 SL 0.684 M 2.67 South Africa Doorndrai Dam, Transvaal, 28°46'E 24°17'S No No
26.0 TL 0.750 F 28.0 13.0 2.71 Sri Lanka Tissawewa reservoir No No
27.0 SL 0.417 M 2.48 South Africa Luphephe-Nwanedzi Dam, Venda No No
28.0 SL 0.380 2.47 South Africa Sheyo-lo-ngubu Dam, Transvaal, 31°20'E 25°43'S No No
28.2 SL 0.627 2.70 South Africa De Hoop Vlei Dam, Cape Prov. 20°25'E 34°28'S No No
28.6 SL 0.397 F 2.51 South Africa Loskop Dam, Transvaal, 29°21'E 25°25'S No No
30.0 TL 0.650 M 28.0 2.77 Sri Lanka Tissawewa reservoir No No
30.7 SL 0.246 F 2.37 South Africa Incomati-Limpopo, Transvaal No No
31.3 SL 0.395 F 2.59 Hong Kong Plover Cove Reservoir No No
32.0 SL 0.413 M 2.63 South Africa Loskop Dam, Transvaal, 29°21'E 25°25'S No No
32.0 SL 0.210 2.33 South Africa Zeekoei Vlei Dam, Cape Prov. 18°01'E 34°04'S No No
33.0 SL 0.267 0.39 2.46 South Africa Hartebeespoort Dam, Transvaal, 27°50'E 25°44'S No No
33.0 TL 0.148 2.21 South Africa Fundudzi Lake, 22°50'S 30°20'E No No
34.7 SL 0.300 2.56 South Africa Loskop Dam, Transvaal, 29°21'E 25°25'S No No
34.9 TL 0.300 2.56 Sri Lanka Parakrama Samudra (northern basin) 7°55'N 81°E No No
35.1 SL 0.211 2.41 South Africa Rust de Winter Dam, Transvaal, 28°28'E 25°14'S No No
37.6 SL 0.362 M 2.71 Hong Kong Plover Cove Reservoir No No
38.7 SL 0.196 M 2.47 South Africa Incomati-Limpopo, Transvaal No No
38.8 TL 0.240 2.56 Sri Lanka Parakrama Samudra (middle basin) 7°55'N 81°E No No
40.6 TL 0.220 2.56 Sri Lanka Parakrama Samudra (southern basin) 7°55'N 81°E No No
43.7 TL 0.520 3.00 Sri Lanka Kaudulla reservoir No No
45.0 TL 0.450 2.96 Sri Lanka Minnerya reservoir No No
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