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Balaenoptera edeni   Anderson, 1879

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

Mammalia | Cetacea | Balaenopteridae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

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

Environment

Pelagic; depth range 0 - 3000 m (Ref. 83346)

Climate / Range

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.

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).

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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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Very high vulnerability (87 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown