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Balaenoptera brydei   Olsen, 1913

Bryde's whale
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Cetacea | Balaenopteridae

Environment / Climate / Range

Bathypelagic; depth range ? - 267 m (Ref. 114954).  Tropical; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean, and the Mediterranean. Tropical to temperate climates.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 1,460 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1522); 1560 cm TL (female); max. reported age: 60 years (Ref. 79555)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits tropical and warm temperate waters in major oceans between approximately 40°N and 40°S. They are generally restricted to waters warmer than 20°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). Maximum depth from Ref. 114954. Inhabits tropical and warm temperate waters in major oceans between approximately 40°N and 40°S. They are generally restricted to waters warmer than 20°C. Feeds on copepods, euphausiids, and fishes (Ref. 79555). In Madeira, they can be found alone or in groups of two to five between June and November. Foraging includes both searching for prey and prey capture. Lunges are considered feeding dives while other deep dives were foraging dives without prey capture (Ref. 114954).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Rice, D.W. 1998. (Ref. 1522)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 1.3 - 8.4, mean 1.9 (based on 27415 cells; Ref. 115970).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown