Data about <i>Delphinapterus leucas</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Delphinapterus leucas</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 Arctic Ocean World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Arctic Ocean World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail European waters (ERMS scope) World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Gulf of Maine World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Gulf of St. Lawrence World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail North West Atlantic World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Polish Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail St. Lawrence Estuary World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone 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 39.1 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 70 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 -159 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail -3.93 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Delphinapterus leucas</i>
Body length (VT) average
Additional detail 4.25 m adult PanTHERIA  
Body mass average
Additional detail 1,381.64 kg adult PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 57.0 kg newborn animal PanTHERIA  
Weight
Additional detail 1,430.0 kg adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 66.0 kg neonate stage AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Delphinapterus leucas</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 archipelago
  • Archipelago
    A group of geographically or geologically associated islands.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000220
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail back-arc basin
  • 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.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002277
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail bay Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail brackish water Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail carcass Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coastal plain
  • Coastal plain
    An area of flat, low-lying land adjacent to a seacoast and separated from the interior by other features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000090
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 drainage basin
  • 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.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000291
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail estuarine biome
  • Estuarine biome
    Expressions of the estuarine biome occur at wide lower courses of a rivers where they flow into a sea. Estuaries experience tidal flows and their water is a changing mixture of fresh and salt.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000020
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 gravel
  • Gravel
    Gravel is an environmental material which is composed of pieces of rock that are at least two millimeters (2mm) in its largest dimension and no more than 75 millimeters.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000018
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail ice sheet
  • Ice sheet
    A mass of glacier ice that covers surrounding terrain and is greater than 50,000 km2.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000132
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail Large river biome 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 ocean basin Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail ocean current
  • Ocean current
    The region occupied by any more or less continuous, directed movement of ocean water that flows in one of the Earth's oceans. Ocean Currents are rivers of hot or cold water within the ocean. The currents are generated from the forces acting upon the water like the earth's rotation, the wind, the temperature and salinity differences and the gravitation of the moon. The depth contours, the shoreline and other movements influence the direction and strength of the movements of water that forms a given current.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000147
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 polynya
  • Polynya
    Any enclosed water area in pack ice other than a lead, not large enough to be called open water. When frozen over, a polyna becomes an ice skylight from the point of view of the submariner.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000484
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail ridge Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail sea floor Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail sea ice 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 sound
  • Sound
    A large sea or ocean inlet larger than a bay, deeper than a bight, wider than a fjord, or it may identify a narrow sea or ocean channel between two bodies of land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000393
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  
  • Interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWith
Interacts with
Additional detail Crustaceans GloBI  
Additional detail Human GloBI  
Additional detail Killer Whale GloBI  
Additional detail Killer Whale GloBI  
Additional detail Molluscs GloBI  
Additional detail Pharurus pallasii GloBI  
Additional detail Polar Bear GloBI  
Additional detail Ray-finned Fishes GloBI  
Additional detail Vertebrata GloBI  
Feeds on
Additional detail Crustaceans GloBI  
Additional detail Molluscs GloBI  
Additional detail Ray-finned Fishes GloBI  
Additional detail Vertebrata GloBI  
Habitat breadth
Additional detail 1 PanTHERIA  
  • Interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWithreverse
Interacts with
Additional detail Beluga GloBI  
Additional detail Beluga GloBI  
Additional detail Crustaceans GloBI  
Additional detail Human GloBI  
Additional detail Polar Bear GloBI  
Additional detail Vertebrata GloBI  
Diet breadth
Additional detail 2 PanTHERIA  
Water nitrate concentration min
Additional detail 1.72 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 3.96 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water temperature max
Additional detail 14.37 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail 7.37 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
Water silicate concentration min
Additional detail 2.01 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 3.31 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water phosphate concentration min
Additional detail 0.42 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 0.64 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water dissolved O2 concentration min
Additional detail 6.01 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 7.04 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water O2 saturation min
Additional detail 101.85 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 103.13 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
  • Has predator
    is consumed for energetic or other nutritional needs (by another organism)
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/HasPredator
Has predator
Additional detail Human GloBI  
Additional detail Killer Whale GloBI  
Additional detail Polar Bear GloBI  
Water salinity min
Additional detail 31.84 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 33.3 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Delphinapterus leucas</i>
Clutch/brood/litter size
Additional detail 1 AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 1.02 individuals PanTHERIA  
Gestation period duration average
Additional detail 1.08 years PanTHERIA  
Inter-birth interval average
Additional detail 2.75 years female PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 2.75 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Litters per year
Additional detail 0.3 per year AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 0.41 female PanTHERIA  
Total life span max
Additional detail 40 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
max Additional detail 40.0 years PanTHERIA  
  • Social group size
    Number of individuals in a group that spends the majority of their time in a 24 hour cycle together where there is some indication that these individuals form a social cohesive unit.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/SocialGroupSize
Social group size average
Additional detail 10 individuals PanTHERIA  
Onset of fertility
Additional detail 4.5 years female AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 5.76 years PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 6.25 years male AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Weaning age
Additional detail 1.86 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 1.89 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 1.14 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Evolution and Systematics

Data about <i>Delphinapterus leucas</i>
First Appearance (Older Bound)
Additional detail 2.59 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
First Appearance (Younger Bound)
Additional detail 0.78 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
Last Appearance (Older Bound)
Additional detail 0.0117 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
Last Appearance (Younger Bound)
Additional detail 0 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  

Physiology and Cell Biology

Data about <i>Delphinapterus leucas</i>
  • Body temperature
    The degree of heat in the body of a living organism, temperature is measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in a sample of matter, expressed in terms of units or degrees designated on a standard scale.
    http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/CSP/2871-4249
Body temperature
Additional detail 35.8 degrees Celsius AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Conservation

Data about <i>Delphinapterus leucas</i>
Population trend
Additional detail Unknown IUCN  
Extinction status
Additional detail extant The Paleobiology Database  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Data about <i>Delphinapterus leucas</i>
Conservation status
Additional detail near threatened
  • Near threatened
    A taxon is Near Threatened when it has been evaluated against the criteria but does not qualify for Critically Endangered, Endangered or Vulnerable now, but is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/nearThreatened
IUCN  

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