Cephalorhynchus commersonii — Facts & Information

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Data about <i>Cephalorhynchus commersonii</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Cephalorhynchus commersonii</i>
  • Geographic distribution
    A description of the geographic distribution, or range, of the taxon. Includes descriptions of global, regional, or political aspects of range and whether the taxon is native or introduced in portions of the range and endemicity.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/SPMInfoItems#Distribution
Geographic distribution
Additional detail Antarctica World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Falkland Islands World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Kerguelen Islands World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail South America World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Southern Ocean World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Subantarctic Waters World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail World Oceans World Register of Marine Species  
  • Latitude
    The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are north of the Equator, negative values are south of it. Legal values lie between -90 and 90, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLatitude
Latitude max
Additional detail -39.5 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail -62 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
  • Longitude
    The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLongitude
Longitude min
Additional detail -73.7 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 147.42 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Cephalorhynchus commersonii</i>
Body mass average
Additional detail 5.83 kg newborn animal PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 72.4 kg adult PanTHERIA  
Weight
Additional detail 50.0 kg adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 6.6 kg neonate stage AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Cephalorhynchus commersonii</i>
Habitat
Additional detail marine habitat
  • Marine habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a sea or ocean containing high concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (typically >35 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000569
IUCN  
Habitat
Additional detail bay Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail biome
  • Biome
    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.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000428
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coastal water Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail continental shelf
  • Continental shelf
    The extended perimeter of each continent, which is covered during interglacial periods such as the current epoch by relatively shallow sea.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000223
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail estuary
  • Estuary
    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.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000045
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail fjord
  • Fjord
    A long and narrow sea inlet with high steeply sloped walled sides. A fjord is a landform created during a period of glaciation.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000039
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail fresh water Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail high tide zone
  • High tide zone
    The tide zone that is flooded during high tide only, and is a highly saline environment.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000318
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail island
  • Island
    Area of dry or relatively dry land surrounded by water or low wetland.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000098
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail lake
  • Lake
    A body of water or other liquid of considerable size contained on a body of land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000020
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail marine habitat
  • Marine habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a sea or ocean containing high concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (typically >35 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000569
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail neritic zone
  • Neritic zone
    The water mass of an ocean directly above a continental shelf.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000206
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail pebble
  • Pebble
    A clastic rock with a particle size of 4 to 64 millimeters based on the Krumbein phi scale of sedimentology.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002139
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail pelagic zone Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail peninsula
  • Peninsula
    A body of land jutting out into and nearly surrounded by water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000305
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail protected area
  • Protected area
    An area of land and/or a body of water especially dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity, and of natural and associated cultural resources, and managed through legal or other effective means.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000358
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail shoreline
  • Shoreline
    The line of contact between a body of water and the land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000486
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail temperate Environments - EOL project  
Trophic level
Additional detail Carnivore
  • Carnivore
    An animal that mainly eats meat.
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Primary__Carnivore
PanTHERIA  
Habitat breadth
Additional detail 1 PanTHERIA  
Diet breadth
Additional detail 1 PanTHERIA  
Water nitrate concentration max
Additional detail 24.56 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail 5.96 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water temperature max
Additional detail 14.75 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail 2.81 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
Water silicate concentration max
Additional detail 18.36 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail 2.62 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water phosphate concentration min
Additional detail 0.53 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 1.74 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water dissolved O2 concentration min
Additional detail 5.83 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 7.36 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water O2 saturation max
Additional detail 101.91 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail 97.18 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
Water salinity min
Additional detail 33.92 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 34.82 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Cephalorhynchus commersonii</i>
Clutch/brood/litter size average
Additional detail 0.98 individuals PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 1 AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Total life span max
Additional detail 18.0 years PanTHERIA  
Onset of fertility
Additional detail 5.5 years female AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 5.5 years male AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 6.04 years PanTHERIA  
  • Prenatal development duration
    The duration of the development from fertilized, deposited or implanted egg to hatching/birth. Corresponds to egg incubation duration in oviparous animals and to gestation period duration in viviparous animals.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PrenatalDevelopmentDuration
Prenatal development duration
Additional detail 350 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Conservation

Data about <i>Cephalorhynchus commersonii</i>
Iucn red list category
Additional detail data deficient
  • Data deficient
    A taxon is Data Deficient when there is inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction based on its distribution and/or population status. A taxon in this category may be well studied, and its biology well known, but appropriate data on abundance and/or distribution are lacking. Data Deficient is therefore not a category of threat. Listing of taxa in this category indicates that more information is required and acknowledges the possibility that future research will show that threatened classification is appropriate. It is important to make positive use of whatever data are available. In many cases great care should be exercised in choosing between DD and a threatened status. If the range of a taxon is suspected to be relatively circumscribed, and a considerable period of time has elapsed since the last record of the taxon, threatened status may well be justified.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/dataDeficient
IUCN  
Population trend
Additional detail Unknown IUCN  

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