Growth parameters for Oreochromis macrochir
 
Maximum Length 43cm TL
n = 17
Note that studies where Loo is very different (+/- 1/3) from Lmax are doubtful.
ø = 2.40
L inf = 24.2 cm SL
K = 0.4
Median record no. 9
115Ref. 115
Loo
(cm)
Length Type K
(1/y)
to
(years)
Sex M
(1/y)
Temp° C Lm Ø' Country Locality Questionable Captive
14.0 SL 2.603 2.71 Zambia ponds Yes Yes
14.0 SL 3.113 2.79 Uganda ponds Yes Yes
15.1 SL 2.906 2.82 Zambia ponds Yes Yes
20.0 SL 0.546 F 2.34 Madagascar Lake Alaotra Yes No
22.0 SL 3.060 3.17 Cameroon ponds No Yes
22.5 SL 0.488 F 2.39 Zambia Kafue Flats No No
23.4 SL 0.374 2.31 Zambia Kafue River No No
23.8 SL 0.433 M 2.39 Madagascar Lake Alaotra No No
24.2 SL 0.425 2.40 Madagascar Lake Itasy No No
25.1 SL 0.450 M 2.45 Zambia Kafue Flats No No
31.5 SL 0.312 2.49 Zambia Barotse Flats No No
31.6 TL 1.000 23.5 3.00 Zambia Bangweulu swamps No No
34.3 SL 0.266 2.50 Namibia Lake Liambezi No No
39.3 SL 0.235 2.56 Zambia ponds No Yes
40.0 TL 1.000 3.20 Botswana Okavango Delta No No
44.6 TL 0.101 2.30 Zambia Lake Bangweulu Yes No
46.3 SL 0.274 2.77 Zambia ponds No Yes
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