Mammalia | Cetacea | Balaenopteridae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Rice, D.W. 1998. (Ref. 1522)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 1,460 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1522); 1560 cm TL (female); max. reported age: 60 years (Ref. 79555)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E
Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean, and the Mediterranean. Tropical to temperate climates.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Inhabits tropical and warm temperate waters in major oceans between approximately 40Â°N and 40Â°S. They are generally restricted to waters warmer than 20Â°C. Feeds on copepods, euphausids, and fishes. Its longevity is approximately 60 years with a maximum size approaching 1500 cm. It is distinguished by its three distinct head ridges (Ref. 79555). Inhabits tropical and warm temperate waters in major oceans between approximately 40Â°N and 40Â°S. They are generally restricted to waters warmer than 20Â°C. Feeds on copepods, euphausiids, and fishes (Ref. 79555).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)