Ecology

Associations

Known prey organisms

Odontoceti (Baleen Whales) preys on:
Cephalopoda
Spheniscidae
Procellariidae
Aves
Lobodon carcinophagus
Hydrurga leptonyx
Mirounga leonina
phytoplankton
Calanus
Pteropods
Copepoda
Ctenophora
other worms
Chaetognatha
Anthozoa
Cnidaria
Crangon
Mysidae
Pandalidae
Decapoda
Gammaridae
Hyperiidae
Caprellidae
Isopoda
Ammodytes marinus
Actinonaias ellipsiformis

Based on studies in:
Antarctic (Estuarine)
USA, Northeastern US contintental shelf (Coastal)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • G. A. Knox, Antarctic marine ecosystems. In: Antarctic Ecology, M. W. Holdgate, Ed. (Academic Press, New York, 1970) 1:69-96, from p. 87.
  • N. A. Mackintosh, A survey of antarctic biology up to 1945. In: Biologie antarctique, R. Carrick, M. Holdgate, J. Prevost, Eds. (Hermann, Paris, 1964), pp. 3-38.
  • Link J (2002) Does food web theory work for marine ecosystems? Mar Ecol Prog Ser 230:1–9
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Evolution and Systematics

Evolution

Classification

There is yet no agreement on the rank that this clade should have.
  • Order Cetartiodactyla, accepted assessment, by W. Perrin (Word file)
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