Data about <i>Platanista minor</i>
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Body mass average
|7.0 kg newborn animal||PanTHERIA|
|average||75.99 kg adult||PanTHERIA|
Life History and Behavior
Clutch/brood/litter size average
Gestation period duration average
Total life span max
Weaning age average
Glossary for Platanista minor
- Back-arc basin
- A depression in the sea floor that results from the collision of continental plates; the weight of the sinking plate causes the overlying plate to stretch and thin, causing a basin in the overlying plate. Sometimes, the Earth's crust in these basins stretches so much it cracks, allowing magma through from the mantle beneath. Hence, basins often contain active volcanoes and hydrothermal vents.
- A major class of ecologically similar communities of plants, animals, and other organisms. Biomes are defined based on factors such as plant structures (such as trees, shrubs, and grasses), leaf types (such as broadleaf and needleleaf), plant spacing (forest, woodland, savanna), and other factors like climate. Unlike ecozones, biomes are not defined by genetic, taxonomic, or historical similarities. Biomes are often identified with particular patterns of ecological succession and climax vegetation.
- A hole in coastal rock through which sea water is forced by a rising tide or waves and spurted through an outlet into the air.
- Body mass
- The amount of matter in the body of an organism.
- Brackish water
- Artificial watercourse with no flow or a controlled flow used for navigation, drainage or irrigation.
- An animal that mainly eats meat.
- Clutch/brood/litter size
- Single birth offspring quantity. The proportion or number of offspring produced from a single pregnancy (mammals) or ovulation (fish) or nesting (birds).
- The point where a tributary joins a more major river.
- A barrier constructed across a watercourse to control the flow or raise the level of water.
- Diet breadth
- Number of dietary categories eaten by an organism.
- Drainage basin
- A regions or area bounded by drainage divides and occupied by a drainage system; specifically the tract of country that gathers water originating as precipitation and contributes it to a particular stream channel or system of channels, or to a lake, reservoir, or other body of water.
- A taxon is Endangered when the best available evidence indicates that it meets any of the criteria A to E for Endangered, and it is therefore considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.
- A semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.
- Fresh water
- Freshwater habitat
- A habitat that is in or on a body of water containing low concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (<0.5 grams dissolved salts per litre).
- Gestation period duration
- The length of time between when a fertilized egg implants in the wall of the uterus and the birth of offspring.
- The natural environment in which an organism lives, or the physical environment that surrounds (influences and is utilized by) a species population.
- Habitat. (2013, August 9). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 19:01, August 14, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Habitat&oldid=567783959
- A category or description of the habitat in which the Event occurred.
- Habitat breadth
- Number of habitat layers used by an organism
- The upper part of a river system, denoting the upper basin and source streams of a river.
- Narrow section of land in a body of water connecting two larger land areas.
- Iucn red list category
- Kilograms. A mass unit which is equal to the mass of the International Prototype Kilogram kept by the BIPM at Svres, France.
- A landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill, but there is no universally accepted standard definition for the height of a mountain or a hill although a mountain usually has an identifiable summit and a local relief of more than 300m.
- A body of land jutting out into and nearly surrounded by water.
- A region of general uniform slope, comparatively level, and of considerable extent.
- A body of water, usually of smaller size than a lake.
- Sea water
- Total life span
- The full period of time from birth to death of an organism.
- A stream or river which flows into another river (a parent river) or body of water but which may not flow directly into the sea.
- Trophic level
- The position an organism occupies in a food chain.
- Weaning age
- Age when primary nutritional dependency on the mother ends and independent foraging begins to make a major contribution to the offspring’s energy requirements.