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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) 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
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
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 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 fish farm
  • Fish farm
    A facility in which fish are raised commercially in tanks or enclosures, usually for food.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000294
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 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 mediterranean 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 ridge 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 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  
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 Human 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 Cephalopods GloBI  
Additional detail Krill GloBI  
Additional detail Lanternfishes GloBI  
Additional detail Mackerel Icefish GloBI  
Additional detail Ray-finned Fishes GloBI  
Additional detail Zooplankton GloBI  
Feeds on
Additional detail Amphipods GloBI  
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 Boreoatlantic Armhook Squid GloBI  
Additional detail Boreoatlantic Armhook 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 Cephalopods GloBI  
Additional detail Coal Fish GloBI  
Additional detail Cod GloBI  
Additional detail Copepods GloBI  
Additional detail Euphausia frigida GloBI  
Additional detail Euphausia vallentini GloBI  
Additional detail Haddock GloBI  
Additional detail Krill GloBI  
Additional detail Munida GloBI  
Additional detail Northern Fulmar GloBI  
Additional detail Northern Fulmar GloBI  
Additional detail Northern Krill GloBI  
Additional detail Northern Krill GloBI  
Additional detail Poutassou GloBI  
Additional detail Ray-finned Fishes GloBI  
Additional detail Rockfishes GloBI  
Additional detail Sand Lances GloBI  
Additional detail Sea Angel GloBI  
Additional detail Southern Ningaui 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 Flounder 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 Humpback Whale GloBI  
Diet breadth
Additional detail 2 PanTHERIA  
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 min
Additional detail -1.71 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 28.67 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
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 min
Additional detail 0.039 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 1.93 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
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 max
Additional detail 108.89 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail 85.08 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
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
Additional detail 1 AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 1.01 individuals PanTHERIA  
Gestation period duration average
Additional detail 338.36 days PanTHERIA  
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 max
Additional detail 114 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
max Additional detail 116.0 years PanTHERIA  
Population group size average
Additional detail 1.5 individuals PanTHERIA  
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
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)
Additional detail 2.59 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
First Appearance (Younger Bound)
Additional detail 0.0117 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>Balaenoptera physalus</i>
Population trend
Additional detail Unknown IUCN  
Extinction status
Additional detail extant The Paleobiology Database  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Data about <i>Balaenoptera physalus</i>
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  

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