Data about <i>Balaenoptera musculus</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Balaenoptera musculus</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 Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Comores World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail European waters (ERMS scope) World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Gulf of St. Lawrence World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Icelandic Exclusive Economic Zone 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 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 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 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 178 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Balaenoptera musculus</i>
Body length (VT) average
Additional detail 30.48 m adult PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 7.24 m newborn animal PanTHERIA  
Body mass average
Additional detail 154,321.3 kg adult PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 17,000.0 kg weanling PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 2,738.61 kg newborn animal PanTHERIA  
Weight
Additional detail 136,000.0 kg adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 17,000.0 kg weanling AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 2,000.0 kg neonate stage AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Balaenoptera musculus</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 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 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 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 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 plateau
  • Plateau
    An elevated and comparatively level expanse of land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000182
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 tropical Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail upwelling
  • Upwelling
    An oceanographic feature that involves wind-driven motion of dense, cooler, and usually nutrient-rich water towards the ocean surface, replacing the warmer, usually nutrient-deplete surface water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000005
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 Crustaceans 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 Amphipods GloBI  
Additional detail Antarctic Coastal Krill GloBI  
Additional detail Bony Fishes GloBI  
Additional detail Cephalopods GloBI  
Additional detail Copepods GloBI  
Additional detail Crustaceans GloBI  
Additional detail Euphausia vallentini GloBI  
Additional detail Krill GloBI  
Additional detail Krill GloBI  
Additional detail Munida GloBI  
Additional detail Southern Ningaui GloBI  
Additional detail Zooplankton 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 Blue Whale GloBI  
Additional detail Blue Whale GloBI  
Additional detail Crustaceans GloBI  
Additional detail Krill GloBI  
Additional detail Ordinary Minke Whale GloBI  
Diet breadth
Additional detail 1 PanTHERIA  
Water nitrate concentration min
Additional detail 0.026 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 30.08 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water temperature min
Additional detail -1.71 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 29.1 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
Water silicate concentration min
Additional detail 0.54 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 72.18 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water phosphate concentration min
Additional detail 0.05 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 2.07 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water dissolved O2 concentration min
Additional detail 4.56 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 8.21 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water O2 saturation max
Additional detail 104.45 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail 88.55 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
Water salinity min
Additional detail 30.38 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 36.83 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Balaenoptera musculus</i>
Clutch/brood/litter size average
Additional detail 1 individuals PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 1 AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Gestation period duration average
Additional detail 326.97 days PanTHERIA  
Inter-birth interval average
Additional detail 2.25 years female PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 2.5 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Litters per year
Additional detail 0.4 per year AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 0.45 female PanTHERIA  
Total life span max
Additional detail 110 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
max Additional detail 110.0 years PanTHERIA  
Population group size average
Additional detail 1 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 1.25 individuals PanTHERIA  
Onset of fertility
Additional detail 5.0 years male AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 5.0 years female AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 5.37 years PanTHERIA  
Weaning age
Additional detail 182 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 211.71 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 350 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Conservation

Data about <i>Balaenoptera musculus</i>
Population trend
Additional detail Increasing IUCN  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Data about <i>Balaenoptera musculus</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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