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Mesoplodon europaeus   (Gervais, 1855)

Gervais' beaked whale
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Cetacea | Ziphiidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 450 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 520 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 1.2 t (Ref. 1394)

Environment

Pelagic

Climate / Range

Tropical; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic Ocean. Tropical to temperate.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds on squid (Ref. 1394). Feeds on squid (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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Reproduction
Maturity
Spawning
Eggs
Egg development
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Length-length
Morphology
Larvae
Abundance
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) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | National databases | PubMed | Scirus | Sea Around Us | FishBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown