Data about <i>Rhincodon typus</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Rhincodon typus</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 Azores Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Chagos World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Comores World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Comores World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Djibouti World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Eritrea World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail European waters (ERMS scope) World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail FAO fishing area 34 World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail FAO fishing area 47 World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail FAO fishing area 51 World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail FAO fishing area 57 World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail FAO fishing area 61 World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail FAO fishing area 71 World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail FAO fishing area 77 World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail FAO fishing area 81 World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail FAO fishing area 87 World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Gulf of Mexico World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Kenya World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Kenya World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Madagascar World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Madagascar World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Madagascar World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Mauritius World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Mauritius World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Mozambique World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Mozambique World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail North West Atlantic World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Red Sea World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Reunion World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Reunion World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Rodriguez World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Seychelles World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Seychelles World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Seychelles World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Somalia World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Somalia World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail South Africa (country) World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Table Bay World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Tanzania World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Tanzania 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 min
Additional detail -36.2 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 49.33 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 -176 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 178.95 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Rhincodon typus</i>
Weight
Additional detail 18,700.0 kg adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Rhincodon typus</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 aquarium Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail atoll
  • Atoll
    An oceanic island, often having a characteristic ring-like shape surrounding a lagoon. Atolls are formed when coral reef grows around a volcanic island that later subsides into the ocean.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000166
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail bar
  • Bar
    A linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water. Bars tend to be long and narrow (linear) and develop where a current (or waves) promote deposition of granular material, resulting in localized shallowing (shoaling) of the water. Bars can appear in the sea, in a lake, or in a river. They are typically composed of sand, although could be of any granular matter that the moving water has access to and is capable of shifting around (for example, soil, silt, gravel, cobble, shingle, or even boulders). The grain size of the material comprising a bar is related: to the size of the waves or the strength of the currents moving the material, but the availability of material to be worked by waves and currents is also important.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000167
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail bathypelagic zone
  • Bathypelagic zone
    The one of an ocean below the 10degC thermocline down to a temperature of 4degC.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000211
Environments - EOL project  
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 cold temperature habitat
  • Cold temperature habitat
    A biome characterized by an average temperature of 15deg C or lower. Inhabited by psychrophilic (cryophilic) organisms.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002026
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 coral reef
  • Coral reef
    Aragonite structures produced by living organisms, found in shallow, marine waters with little nutrients in the water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000150
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 fish farm
  • Fish farm
    A facility in which fish are raised commercially in tanks or enclosures, usually for food.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000294
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail fresh water Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail harbor
  • Harbor
    A place where ships may shelter from the weather or are stored.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000463
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail intertidal zone
  • Intertidal zone
    The area of the foreshore and seabed that is exposed to the air at low tide and submerged at high tide, i.e., the area between tide marks.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000316
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail lagoon
  • Lagoon
    A sheet of saline water separated from the open sea by sand or shingle banks. The sheet of water between an offshore reef, especially of coral and mainland. The sheet of water within a ring or horseshoe shaped atoll.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000038
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 marine park
  • Marine park
    A protected area of the sea usually established to preserve a specific habitat and ensure the ecosystem is sustained for the organisms that exist there. Most marine parks are designated by governments, and organized like watery national parks.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000362
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail marsh
  • Marsh
    A wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000035
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail mediterranean Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail mesopelagic zone
  • Mesopelagic zone
    The zone of an ocean immediately below the photic zone down to a depth where the water temperature is 10degC (the thermocline).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000213
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail ocean basin Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail pelagic zone Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail reef
  • Reef
    A ridge of rocks, lying near the surface of the sea, which may be visible at low tide, but is usually covered by water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000130
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail ridge Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail shore
  • Shore
    That part of the land in immediate contact with a body of water including the area between high and low water lines.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000304
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail surface water Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail temperate Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail tropical Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail upwelling
  • Upwelling
    An oceanographic feature that involves wind-driven motion of dense, cooler, and usually nutrient-rich water towards the ocean surface, replacing the warmer, usually nutrient-deplete surface water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000005
Environments - EOL project  
Water depth max
Additional detail 384 m OBIS Environmental Information  
Water nitrate concentration min
Additional detail 0.48 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 26.23 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water temperature min
Additional detail 10.26 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 27.17 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
Water silicate concentration min
Additional detail 0.77 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 13.2 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water phosphate concentration min
Additional detail 0.11 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 1.55 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water dissolved O2 concentration min
Additional detail 2.8 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 4.83 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water O2 saturation max
Additional detail 102.08 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail 44.73 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
Water salinity min
Additional detail 34.06 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 36.02 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Rhincodon typus</i>
Clutch/brood/litter size
Additional detail 300 AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Inter-birth interval
Additional detail 2.0 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Total life span max
Additional detail 54 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Onset of fertility
Additional detail 18.99 years female AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 18.99 years male AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Conservation

Data about <i>Rhincodon typus</i>
Iucn red list category
Additional detail vulnerable
  • Vulnerable
    A taxon is Vulnerable when the best available evidence indicates that it meets any of the criteria A to E for Vulnerable, and it is therefore considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/vulnerable
IUCN  
Population trend
Additional detail Decreasing IUCN  

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