Data about <i>Balaenoptera physalus</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Balaenoptera physalus</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 Antarctica 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 Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Comores World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Den Helder 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 Maine 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 Kenya World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Madagascar World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Mauritius World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Mediterranean Sea 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 Sea World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail North West Atlantic 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 Reunion 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 Spanish Exclusive Economic Zone 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 Tanzania World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Vlissingen World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Wimereux World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail World Oceans 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 -74.7 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 85 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 -179 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 171.8 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Balaenoptera physalus</i>
  • body length (VT)
    The distance from point to point along the longest axis of the body of an organism.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/VT_0001256
body length (VT) average
Additional detail 12.0 m weanling PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 20.64 m adult PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 6.27 m newborn animal PanTHERIA  
body mass average
Additional detail 1,900.0 kg newborn animal PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 47,506.01 kg adult PanTHERIA  
median Additional detail 6,395.53 kg weanling PanTHERIA  
  • weight
    A physical quality inhering in a bearer that has mass near a gravitational body.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PATO_0000128
weight
Additional detail 1,800.0 kg neonate stage AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 70,000.0 kg adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Balaenoptera physalus</i>
  • habitat
    A category or description of the habitat in which the Event occurred.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/habitat
habitat
Additional detail aerial habitat Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail animal feed
  • animal feed
    Animal feed is a biotic mesoscopic physical object consisting of any foodstuff that is used specifically to feed domesticated livestock, such as cattle, goats, sheep, horses, chickens and pigs. Most animal feed is from plants but some is of animal origin. Fodder refers particularly to food given to the animals (including plants cut and carried to them), rather than that which they forage for themselves. It includes hay, straw, silage, compressed and pelleted feeds, oils and mixed rations, and also sprouted grains and legumes.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_02000047
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail aquatic habitat Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail archipelago
  • archipelago
    A group of geographically or geologically associated islands.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000220
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail bay Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail bay Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail beach
  • beach
    A landform consisting of loose rock particles such as sand, gravel, shingle, pebbles, cobble, or even shell fragments along the shoreline of a body of water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000091
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail carcass 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 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 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 landlocked sea
  • landlocked sea
    A sea that is not connected with an ocean.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000219
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 national park
  • national park
    A reserve of land, usually, but not always declared and owned by a national government, protected from most human development and pollution. National parks are a protected area of IUCN category II.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000367
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail national park
  • national park
    A reserve of land, usually, but not always declared and owned by a national government, protected from most human development and pollution. National parks are a protected area of IUCN category II.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000367
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail neritic zone
  • neritic zone
    The water mass of an ocean directly above a continental shelf.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000206
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 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 rapids
  • rapids
    An area of broken, fast flowing water in a stream, where the slope of the bed increases (but without a prominent break of slope which might result in a waterfall), or where a gently dipping bar of harder rock outcrops.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000034
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail ridge Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail river
  • river
    Natural freshwater surface streams of considerable volume and a permanent or seasonal flow, moving in a definite channel toward a sea, lake, or another river; any large streams, or ones larger than brooks or creeks, such as the trunk stream and larger branches of a drainage system.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000022
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail saline water Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail sand
  • sand
    A naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000017
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 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 slope
  • slope
    The part of an elevation or depression between the relatively flat surrounding area and the peak of a mount or the bottom of a depression.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002000
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail strait
  • strait
    A narrow channel of water that connects two larger bodies of water, and thus lies between two land masses.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000394
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail strait
  • strait
    A narrow channel of water that connects two larger bodies of water, and thus lies between two land masses.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000394
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail temperate Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail tropical Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail watercourse Environments - EOL project  
  • trophic level
    The position an organism occupies in a food chain.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/TrophicLevel
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 Balaenophilus unisetus GloBI  
Additional detail Conchoderma virgatum GloBI  
Additional detail Humans GloBI  
Additional detail Pennella balaenopterae GloBI  
Additional detail Rabbit-ear Barnacle GloBI  
Additional detail Xenobalanus globicipitis 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 Bony Fishes GloBI  
Additional detail Cephalopods GloBI  
Additional detail Krill GloBI  
Additional detail Lanternfishes GloBI  
Additional detail Mackerel Icefish GloBI  
Additional detail Zooplankton GloBI  
feeds on
Additional detail Arctic Cod GloBI  
Additional detail Arctic Cod GloBI  
Additional detail Arctic Cod GloBI  
Additional detail Arctic Krill GloBI  
Additional detail Arctic Krill GloBI  
Additional detail Atlantic Herring GloBI  
Additional detail Atlantic Herring GloBI  
Additional detail Blue Whiting GloBI  
Additional detail Boreoatlantic Gonate Squid GloBI  
Additional detail Boreoatlantic Gonate Squid GloBI  
Additional detail Calanus glacialis GloBI  
Additional detail Calanus glacialis GloBI  
Additional detail Calanus hyperboreus GloBI  
Additional detail Calanus hyperboreus GloBI  
Additional detail Capelin GloBI  
Additional detail Capelin GloBI  
Additional detail Cod GloBI  
Additional detail Haddock GloBI  
Additional detail Horned Krill GloBI  
Additional detail Horned Krill GloBI  
Additional detail Northern Fulmar GloBI  
Additional detail Northern Fulmar GloBI  
Additional detail Pollock GloBI  
Additional detail Rockfishes GloBI  
Additional detail Sand Lances GloBI  
Additional detail Sea Angel GloBI  
Additional detail Themisto abyssorum GloBI  
Additional detail Themisto abyssorum GloBI  
Additional detail Themisto libellula GloBI  
Additional detail Themisto libellula GloBI  
Additional detail Thysanoessa inermis GloBI  
Additional detail Thysanoessa inermis GloBI  
Additional detail Thysanoessa longicaudata GloBI  
Additional detail Thysanoessa longicaudata GloBI  
Additional detail Witch GloBI  
  • habitat breadth
    Number of habitat layers used by an organism
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/HabitatBreadth
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 Heteromysoides longiseta GloBI  
Additional detail Humpback Whale GloBI  
  • diet breadth
    Number of dietary categories eaten by an organism.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/DietBreadth
diet breadth
Additional detail 2 PanTHERIA  
  • water nitrate concentration
    Dissolved nitrate concentration in seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/DissolvedNitrate
water nitrate concentration min
Additional detail 0.031 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 29.33 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
  • water temperature
    Temperature of the water at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/SeawaterTemperature
water temperature min
Additional detail -1.71 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 28.67 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
  • water silicate concentration
    Dissolved silicate concentration in seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/DissolvedSilicate
water silicate concentration min
Additional detail 0.54 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 72.36 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
  • water phosphate concentration
    Dissolved phosphate concentration in seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/DissolvedPhosphate
water phosphate concentration min
Additional detail 0.039 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 1.93 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
  • water dissolved O2 concentration
    Dissolved oxygen concentration in seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/DissolvedOxygen
water dissolved O2 concentration min
Additional detail 4.53 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 8.21 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
  • water O2 saturation
    The percent oxygen saturation in seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/OxygenSaturation
water O2 saturation max
Additional detail 108.89 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail 85.08 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
  • water salinity
    Dissolved salt concentration in seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/Salinity
water salinity min
Additional detail 30.12 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 38.06 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Balaenoptera physalus</i>
  • clutch/brood/litter size
    Single birth offspring quantity. The proportion or number of offspring produced from a single pregnancy (mammals) or ovulation (fish) or nesting (birds).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/VT_0001933
clutch/brood/litter size
Additional detail 1 AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 1.01 individuals PanTHERIA  
  • gestation period duration
    The length of time between when a fertilized egg implants in the wall of the uterus and the birth of offspring.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/VT_0002292
gestation period duration average
Additional detail 338.36 days PanTHERIA  
  • inter-birth interval
    The length of time between successive births of a female.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/InterBirthInterval
inter-birth interval
Additional detail 1.66 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 2.0 years female PanTHERIA  
litters per year average
Additional detail 0.37 female PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 0.4 per year AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
  • total life span
    The full period of time from birth to death of an organism.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/VT_0001661
total life span max
Additional detail 114 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
max Additional detail 116.0 years PanTHERIA  
  • population group size
    Number of individuals in a group that spends the majority of their time in a 24 hour cycle together
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PopulationGroupSize
population group size average
Additional detail 1.5 individuals PanTHERIA  
  • onset of fertility
    The age at which an organism develops the ability to produce live offspring.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/VT_0002683
onset of fertility average
Additional detail 7.3 years PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 7.4 years female AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 7.84 years male AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
  • weaning age
    Age when primary nutritional dependency on the mother ends and independent foraging begins to make a major contribution to the offspring’s energy requirements.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/WeaningAge
weaning age
Additional detail 183 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 196.58 days 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 342 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Evolution and Systematics

Data about <i>Balaenoptera physalus</i>
  • first appearance (older bound)
    The older bound for the first appearance of this taxon in the fossil record, in Ma.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/paleo_firstapp_ea
first appearance (older bound)
Additional detail 2.59 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
  • first appearance (younger bound)
    The younger bound for the first appearance of this taxon in the fossil record, in Ma.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/paleo_firstapp_la
first appearance (younger bound)
Additional detail 0.0117 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
  • last appearance (older bound)
    The older bound for the last appearance of this taxon in the fossil record, in Ma.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/paleo_lastapp_ea
last appearance (older bound)
Additional detail 0.0117 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
  • last appearance (younger bound)
    The younger bound for the last appearance of this taxon in the fossil record, in Ma.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/paleo_lastapp_la
last appearance (younger bound)
Additional detail 0 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  

Conservation

Data about <i>Balaenoptera physalus</i>
population trend
Additional detail Unknown IUCN  
conservation status
Additional detail endangered
  • endangered
    A taxon is Endangered when the best available evidence indicates that it meets any of the criteria A to E for Endangered, and it is therefore considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/endangered
IUCN  
  • extinction status
    Indicates whether a taxon is extant (living today) or extinct.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/ExtinctionStatus
extinction status
Additional detail extant The Paleobiology Database  

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