Data about <i>Mesoplodon europaeus</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Mesoplodon europaeus</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 Atlantic World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Azores Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail European waters (ERMS scope) World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Gulf of Mexico World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail North West Atlantic World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Portuguese Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Spanish Exclusive Economic Zone 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 18.21 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 54.22 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 max
Additional detail -8.5 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail -97.8 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Mesoplodon europaeus</i>
Body length (VT) average
Additional detail 6.71 m adult PanTHERIA  
Body mass average
Additional detail 5,600.0 kg adult PanTHERIA  
Weight
Additional detail 5,600.0 kg adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Mesoplodon europaeus</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 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 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 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 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  
Additional detail tropical Environments - EOL project  
  • Interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWith
Interacts with
Additional detail Bony Fishes GloBI  
Additional detail Cookie-cuter Sharks GloBI  
Additional detail Crustaceans GloBI  
Additional detail Killer Whale GloBI  
Additional detail Molluscs GloBI  
Feeds on
Additional detail Bony Fishes GloBI  
Additional detail Crustaceans GloBI  
Additional detail Molluscs 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 Crustaceans GloBI  
Additional detail European Beaked Whale GloBI  
Additional detail European Beaked Whale GloBI  
Additional detail Killer Whale GloBI  
Water nitrate concentration min
Additional detail 0.3 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 1.0 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water temperature min
Additional detail 17.74 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 27.17 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
Water silicate concentration min
Additional detail 0.58 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 2.47 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water phosphate concentration min
Additional detail 0.057 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 0.34 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water dissolved O2 concentration min
Additional detail 4.62 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 5.57 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water O2 saturation min
Additional detail 100.61 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 104.45 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 Cookie-cuter Sharks GloBI  
Additional detail Killer Whale GloBI  
Water salinity min
Additional detail 32.42 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 36.42 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Mesoplodon europaeus</i>
Total life span max
Additional detail 48 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Conservation

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

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Data about <i>Mesoplodon europaeus</i>
Conservation status
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  

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