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Balaenoptera edeni   Anderson, 1879

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

Mammalia | Cetacea | Balaenopteridae

Environment / Climate / Range

Pelagic; depth range 0 - 3000 m (Ref. 83346).  Tropical; 20°C - ? (Ref. 75906); 90°N - 90°S, 70°E - 175°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic Ocean and Indo-Pacific. Tropical and subtropical.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 1,550 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 25.0 t (Ref. 1394)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found both offshore and near the coast in many areas. Feeds primarily on fish, but they also take invertebrates. They are active lunge feeders (Ref. 1394). Oceanodromous (Ref. 75906). Depth range based on reported depth in Angola (Ref. 83346). Found both offshore and near the coast in many areas (Ref. 1394). Commonly in groups of 10 to 20 individuals on feeding grounds (Ref. 801). Feeds primarily on fish, but they also take invertebrates. They are active lunge feeders (Ref. 1394). Oceanodromous (Ref. 75906).

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

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | Check for other websites | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: species profile; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | National databases | PubMed | Scirus | FishBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 1.3 - 9.2, mean 2 (based on 18026 cells; Ref. 115970).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Very high vulnerability (87 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown