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Monodon monoceros   Linnaeus, 1758

narwhal
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Cetacea | Monodontidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 470 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 420 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 1.6 t (Ref. 1394)

Environment

Pelagic

Climate / Range

Polar; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northern Atlantic and the Arctic.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds in deep water and possible near the bottom. Feeds on fish, squid, and shrimp (Ref. 1394). Feeds in deep water and possible near the bottom. Feeds on fish, squid, and shrimp (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

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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