Berardius bairdii — Facts & Information

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Data about <i>Berardius bairdii</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Berardius bairdii</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 Northern North Pacific 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 26.49 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 56.08 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 -169 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 166.16 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Berardius bairdii</i>
Body mass average
Additional detail 11,380.0 kg adult PanTHERIA  
Weight
Additional detail 11,380.0 kg adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Berardius bairdii</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 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 escarpment
  • Escarpment
    A transition zone between different physiogeographic provinces that involves an elevation differential, often involving high cliffs. Most commonly a transition from one series of sedimentary rocks to another series of a different age and composition. In such cases, the escarpment usually represents the line of erosional loss of the newer rock over the older.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000280
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 mount
  • Mount
    A mountain rising from the ocean seafloor that does not reach to the water's surface (sea level), and thus is not an island. Typically formed from volcanoes that rise abruptly and are usually found rising from a seafloor of 1,000 - 4,000 meters depth. Independent features that rise to at least 1,000 meters above the seafloor.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000264
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail pelagic zone 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 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 2 PanTHERIA  
Water nitrate concentration min
Additional detail 0.026 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 16.47 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water temperature max
Additional detail 18.83 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail 4.6 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
Water silicate concentration min
Additional detail 2.12 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 35.23 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water phosphate concentration min
Additional detail 0.35 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 1.73 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water dissolved O2 concentration min
Additional detail 5.36 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 7.96 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water O2 saturation max
Additional detail 108.39 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail 99.4 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
Water salinity min
Additional detail 31.43 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 33.78 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Berardius bairdii</i>
Clutch/brood/litter size average
Additional detail 0.98 individuals PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 1 AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Gestation period duration average
Additional detail 1.09 years PanTHERIA  
Litters per year
Additional detail 0.3 per year AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 0.33 female PanTHERIA  
Total life span max
Additional detail 84 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
max Additional detail 71.0 years PanTHERIA  
Population group size average
Additional detail 11.5 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 30 individuals PanTHERIA  
Onset of fertility
Additional detail 8.0 years male AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 12.0 years female AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 13.83 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 1.42 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Conservation

Data about <i>Berardius bairdii</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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