Growth parameters for Scomber scombrus
 
Maximum Length 60cm FL
n = 28
Note that studies where Loo is very different (+/- 1/3) from Lmax are doubtful.
Lm vs Linf graph [n = 4]
Reproductive graph [n = 3]
M vs K graph [n = 3]
M vs Linf graph [n = 3]
Longevity vs 3/K graph [n = 9]
ø = 2.62
L inf = 42.0 cm TL
K = 0.2
Median record no. 15
312Ref. 312
Loo
(cm)
Length Type K
(1/y)
to
(years)
Sex M
(1/y)
Temp° C Lm Ø' Country Locality Questionable Captive
33.6 TL 0.837 -0.18 9.0 2.98 UK Engld Wal Central North Sea Yes No
35.0 TL 0.500 18.7 23.5 2.79 Spain Mediterrranean (Western) No No
36.0 TL 0.368 -1.35 2.68 Algeria Beni-Saf No No
36.2 FL 0.485 14.0 2.80 France Gulf of Lion No No
37.0 TL 0.560 11.7 2.88 UK Engld Wal English Channel No No
37.4 TL 0.470 -0.97 11.9 2.82 France Celtic Sea No No
39.0 TL 0.430 7.0 31.5 2.82 North Sea No No
39.9 TL 0.259 -2.84 2.62 Ireland ICES Divisions VIa, VIIb, VIIj Yes No
39.9 TL 0.272 -4.29 2.64 UK ICES Division VIa Yes No
39.9 TL 0.360 26.2 2.76 Western stock No No
40.6 FL 0.270 -1.65 0.30 10.0 2.65 USA Northwest Atlantic No No
40.7 NG 0.270 12.0 2.65 USA Northwest Atlantic No No
41.0 TL 0.440 0.15 12.0 28.0 2.87 France North East Atlantic Yes No
41.8 TL 0.430 10.7 2.88 UK English Channel & Irish Sea No No
42.0 TL 0.238 -2.07 0.13 11.2 2.62 France Southern North Sea No No
42.0 TL 0.370 -0.50 2.81 Croatia eastern Adriatic No No
42.1 TL 0.276 -2.15 M 2.69 Spain Northeast Atlantic (ICES Division VIIIc and IXa north) Yes No
42.9 TL 0.360 -1.14 7.0 2.82 Canada off Newfoundland No No
43.0 TL 0.264 -2.21 F 2.69 Spain Northeast Atlantic (ICES Division VIIIc and IXa north) Yes No
43.5 TL 0.260 -2.10 14.5 2.69 Spain Cantabrian Sea No No
43.9 TL 0.272 -2.40 2.72 Portugal ICES Division IXa (Portugal coast) Yes No
44.3 TL 0.227 -2.90 2.65 Portugal ICES Division IXa (Portugal coast) Yes No
44.4 TL 0.268 -2.87 2.72 Portugal ICES Division IXa (Portugal coast) Yes No
44.5 TL 0.269 -1.57 10.0 2.73 Canada ICNAF Subarea 4 No No
44.5 TL 0.199 -3.18 2.60 Spain ICES Division VIIIc (Asturian coast) Yes No
45.9 TL 0.196 -3.03 2.62 ICES Division VIIIabc (Bay of Biscay) No No
46.1 TL 0.234 -2.11 10.0 2.70 USA New England No No
47.3 TL 0.262 -1.34 10.0 2.77 USA New England No No
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