Growth parameters for Sprattus sprattus
 
Maximum Length 16cm SL
n = 25
Note that studies where Loo is very different (+/- 1/3) from Lmax are doubtful.
Auximetric graph [n = 25]
Lm vs Linf graph [n = 7]
Reproductive graph [n = 3]
M vs K graph [n = 3]
M vs Linf graph [n = 3]
Longevity vs 3/K graph [n = 3]
ø = 2.25
L inf = 14.7 cm 
K = 0.8
Median record no. 13
4554Ref. 4554
Loo
(cm)
Length Type K
(1/y)
to
(years)
Sex M
(1/y)
Temp° C Lm Ø' Country Locality Questionable Captive
11.9 TL 0.310 -0.83 14.3 1.64 Russia Black Sea, Soviet Coast Yes No
13.0 TL 0.700 9.0 10.0 2.07 UK `North Sea' No No
13.2 NG 0.530 9.0 10.0 1.97 UK North Sea No No
13.3 TL 0.510 -1.46 1.96 Estonia Northeast Baltic Sea No No
13.4 TL 0.412 -1.30 M 1.87 Turkey Trabzon coast, Southern Black Sea No No
13.8 TL 0.420 -1.13 F 1.90 Turkey southern Black Sea No No
14.0 TL 0.630 9.0 2.09 UK Engld Wal Western England No No
14.0 TL 0.380 -1.20 M 1.87 Turkey southern Black Sea No No
14.2 TL 0.368 -2.30 19.0 1.87 France Southern waters No No
14.4 TL 0.452 14.0 1.97 Croatia Northern Adriatic, West coast of Istrian Peninsula No No
14.4 TL 0.298 0.70 9.0 12.0 1.79 Sweden Gotland Is., Western Baltic No No
14.6 TL 0.298 -1.88 F 1.80 Turkey Trabzon coast, southern Black Sea No No
14.7 0.821 8.5 2.25 Sweden Gullmarsfjord No No
14.8 TL 0.680 9.0 2.17 Germany Western Baltic No No
14.9 TL 1.020 -0.04 8.0 2.35 Germany Kiel Bight No No
14.9 TL 1.020 0.49 8.0 2.35 Poland Baltic (off Gdánsk) Yes No
15.0 TL 0.360 -1.00 11.2 1.91 Baltic Sea, sub-divisions 22-32 No  
15.0 TL 0.503 -0.49 8.5 2.05 North Sea, Sub-area IV No No
16.0 TL 0.650 12.0 13.0 2.22 Norway No No
16.0 0.950 1.05 8.5 12.0 2.39 Sweden Gullmarsfjord No No
16.3 0.606 8.5 2.21 Sweden Kattegat No No
16.4 TL 0.530 9.0 2.15 UK Engld Wal Western England No No
16.4 0.775 8.5 2.32 Sweden Kattegat No No
17.5 TL 0.297 13.0 1.96 France Gascogne, Gulf of Biscay, 0-50 m No No
18.0 TL 0.136 -2.05 14.3 1.64 Russia Black Sea, Soviet Coast Yes No
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