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Berardius bairdii   Stejneger, 1883

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

Mammalia | Cetacea | Ziphiidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Pelagic; non-migratory (Ref. 75906).  Subtropical; 90°N - 10°N, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Pacific Ocean and the Arctic. Subtropical to boreal.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 1,000 - 1030 cm Max length : 1,190 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 1280 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 12.0 t (Ref. 1394)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found close to shore where deep water approaches the coast; primary habitat appear to be over or near the continental slope and oceanic seamounts. Feeds mainly on deepwater and bottom-dwelling fish, cephalopods, and crustaceans. Lengths at first maturity ranges from 930 to 960 cm for males (Ref. 75918) and 1000 to 1030 cm for females (Ref. 75919). Found close to shore where deep water approaches the coast; primary habitat appear to be over or near the continental slope and oceanic seamounts. Feeds mainly on deepwater and bottom-dwelling fish, cephalopods, and crustaceans (Ref. 1394).

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 | 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): 0.2 - 2.4, mean 1.6 (based on 2054 cells; Ref. 115970).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Very high vulnerability (87 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown