Table 2 Summary statistics for the posterior estimates of population abundance (PopEs), carrying capacity (K), maximum population growth rate (r), coefficient q, and catch factor (ψ) under different modeling scenarios.

BS, baseline; SS, seventies scenario. The SDs of the posterior distributions are shown in parentheses. Model fit is indicated by its relative WAIC.

SpeciesBSSSPopEsKrqψWAIC
1Silvertip shark (STS)MacroecoGuess31,693 (18,513)455,337 (31,780)0.045 (0.001)4.0 × 10−6 (1.4 × 10−6)0.0155 (0.0031)2330.21
2USSR28,623 (17,057)456,142 (30,553)0.045 (0.001)4.4 × 10−6 (1.6 × 10−6)0.0152 (0.0029)2444.74
3WheelerGuess20,122 (13,336)216,709 (15,059)0.045 (0.001)6.2 × 10−6 (2.3 × 10−6)0.0344 (0.0079)2632.70
4USSR18,595 (12,381)217,439 (14,784)0.045 (0.001)6.6 × 10−6 (2.5 × 10−6)0.0343 (0.0081)2341.33
5Gray reef shark (GRS)MacroecoGuess586,114 (154,059)722,930 (42,733)0.125 (0.005)2.0 × 10−6 (3.2 × 10−6)0.0058 (0.0054)2042.31
6USSR571,310 (124,915)727,435 (43,353)0.125 (0.005)1.6 × 10−6 (1.6 × 10−6)0.0075 (0.006)1788.60
7WheelerGuess439,654 (355,158)2,330,047 (164,414)0.124 (0.005)4.4 × 10−6 (3.1 × 10−6)0.0038 (0.0026)2708.90
8USSR645,275 (344,663)2,325,847 (162,766)0.123 (0.005)2.4 × 10−6 (1.6 × 10−6)0.0045 (0.003)2359.70