Data about <i>Physeter macrocephalus</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Physeter macrocephalus</i>
  • 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 -74 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 80.68 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 -171 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 178 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
geographic distribution includes
Additional detail Antarctica World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Azores World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Azores Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Doel World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail European waters (ERMS scope) World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Greek Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Gulf of Mexico World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Gulf of St. Lawrence World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Knokke World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Koksijde World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Mediterranean Sea 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 Pacific Ocean World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Seychelles World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail St. Lawrence Estuary World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Subantarctic Waters World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail World Oceans World Register of Marine Species  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Physeter macrocephalus</i>
body length (VT) average
Additional detail 12.18 m adult PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 6.5 m weanling PanTHERIA  
body mass median
Additional detail 1,341.81 kg weanling PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 14,540.96 kg adult PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 903.21 kg newborn animal PanTHERIA  
weight
Additional detail 28,500.0 kg adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 1,000.0 kg neonate stage AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Physeter macrocephalus</i>
habitat
Additional detail anthropogenic habitat
  • anthropogenic habitat
    A habitat that is in or on an environmental feature or material derived from human activity.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002031
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail aquatic habitat Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail bay Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail bay Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail canyon
  • canyon
    Relatively narrow, deep depression with steep sides, the bottom of which generally has a continuous slope.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000169
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coast
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coast
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coast
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coast
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coastal water body
  • coastal water body
    Coastal water is a marine water body bordering a coast.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_02000049
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 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 continental slope
  • continental slope
    The seabed below the end of the continental shelf (the shelf break). The continental slope is much steeper than the shelf; the average angle is 3, but it can be as low as 1 or as high as 10. The slope is often cut with submarine canyons.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000273
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 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 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 marine biome
  • marine biome
    An aquatic biome that comprises systems of open-ocean and unprotected coastal habitats, characterized by exposure to wave action, tidal fluctuation, and ocean currents as well as systems that largely resemble these. Water in the marine biome is generally within the salinity range of seawater: 30 to 38 ppt.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000447
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
IUCN  
Additional detail mediterranean sea biome
  • mediterranean sea biome
    The mediterranean sea biome comprises mostly enclosed seas that have limited exchange of deep water with outer oceans and where the water circulation is dominated by salinity and temperature differences rather than winds.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000047
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail ocean
  • ocean
    Continuous saline-water bodies that surround the continents and fill the Earth's great depressions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000015
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail ocean
  • ocean
    Continuous saline-water bodies that surround the continents and fill the Earth's great depressions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000015
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail oceanic zone
  • oceanic zone
    The water mass of an ocean that is not above a continental shelf.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000207
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 sea
  • sea
    A large expanse of saline water usually connected with an ocean.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000016
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail sea
  • sea
    A large expanse of saline water usually connected with an ocean.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000016
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 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 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 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  
Additional detail tropical Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail volcano
  • volcano
    An opening, or rupture, in the Earth's surface or crust, which allows hot, molten rock, ash and gases to escape from deep below the surface.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000247
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail waste Environments - EOL project  
trophic level
Additional detail omnivore
  • omnivore
    An animal that mainly eats all kinds of things, including plants and animals.
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Omnivore
PanTHERIA  
  • interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWith
interacts with
Additional detail African Apes GloBI  
Additional detail Ape GloBI  
Additional detail Dolphins, Killer Whales, Pilot Whales, and Relatives GloBI  
Additional detail Great Apes and Humans GloBI  
Additional detail Humans GloBI  
Additional detail Humans GloBI  
Additional detail Pilot Whale GloBI  
Additional detail Sperm Whale GloBI  
Additional detail Sperm Whale GloBI  
  • preys upon
    consumes for energetic or other nutritional needs (object of consumption is an organism)
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/preysUpon
preys upon
Additional detail Antarctic Toothfish GloBI  
Additional detail Champsocephalus GloBI  
Additional detail Cod Icefishes GloBI  
Additional detail Crocodile Icefishes GloBI  
Additional detail Dissostichus GloBI  
Additional detail Doryteuthis GloBI  
Additional detail Lanternfishes GloBI  
Additional detail Loliginidae GloBI  
Additional detail Mackerel Icefish GloBI  
Additional detail Opalescent Inshore Squid GloBI  
feeds on
Additional detail Boreoatlantic Gonate Squid GloBI  
Additional detail Boreoatlantic Gonate Squid GloBI  
Additional detail Cods and Haddocks GloBI  
Additional detail Filippovia GloBI  
Additional detail Gonatidae GloBI  
Additional detail Gonatidae GloBI  
Additional detail Gonatus GloBI  
Additional detail Gonatus GloBI  
Additional detail Hooked Squid GloBI  
Additional detail Hooked Squid GloBI  
Additional detail Kondakovia GloBI  
Additional detail Onychoteuthidae GloBI  
Additional detail Pollock GloBI  
Additional detail Pollocks 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 African Apes GloBI  
Additional detail Ape GloBI  
Additional detail Arrow Squids GloBI  
Additional detail Dosidicus GloBI  
Additional detail Great Apes and Humans GloBI  
Additional detail Humans GloBI  
Additional detail Humans GloBI  
Additional detail Humboldt Squid GloBI  
Additional detail Sperm Whale GloBI  
Additional detail Sperm Whale GloBI  
Additional detail Sperm Whale GloBI  
Additional detail Sperm Whale GloBI  
diet breadth
Additional detail 3 PanTHERIA  
water nitrate concentration min
Additional detail 0.008 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 26.05 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
water temperature min
Additional detail -0.849 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 29.55 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
water silicate concentration min
Additional detail 0.46 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 37.57 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
water phosphate concentration min
Additional detail 0.036 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 1.74 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
water dissolved O2 concentration min
Additional detail 4.44 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 8.08 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
water O2 saturation min
Additional detail 91.5 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 104.78 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 African Apes GloBI  
Additional detail Ape GloBI  
Additional detail Great Apes and Humans GloBI  
Additional detail Humans GloBI  
Additional detail Humans GloBI  
water salinity min
Additional detail 30.38 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 38.06 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Physeter macrocephalus</i>
clutch/brood/litter size average
Additional detail 0.99 individuals PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 1 AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
gestation period duration average
Additional detail 1.3 years PanTHERIA  
inter-birth interval average
Additional detail 3.5 years female PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 3.45 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
litters per year average
Additional detail 0.25 female PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 0.2 per year AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
total life span max
Additional detail 77 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
max Additional detail 77.0 years PanTHERIA  
population group size average
Additional detail 11 individuals 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 25 individuals PanTHERIA  
onset of fertility average
Additional detail 10.77 years PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 8.0 years female AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 9.99 years male AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
weaning age average
Additional detail 1.08 years PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 1.53 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
  • 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 1.37 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Evolution and Systematics

Data about <i>Physeter macrocephalus</i>
first appearance (older bound)
Additional detail 3.6 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
first appearance (younger bound)
Additional detail 2.59 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  

Conservation

Data about <i>Physeter macrocephalus</i>
population trend
Additional detail Unknown IUCN  
conservation status
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  
extinction status
Additional detail extant The Paleobiology Database  

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