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Ziphius cavirostris   Cuvier, 1823

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

Mammalia | Cetacea | Ziphiidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Pelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 75906); depth range 0 - 8000 m, usually 1000 - 4000 m.  Temperate; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Circumglobal. Tropical to polar regions.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 580.0  range ? - ? cm Max length : 750 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 700 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 3.0 t (Ref. 1394)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Distributed in offshore waters of all oceans; prefer deep water. Feeds mostly on deep sea squid, but also take on fish and some crustaceans (Ref. 936). Reported from 0 m-2079 m (Ref. 083345) but is observed to occur at greater depths based on more recent data and depth habitat use (Kaschner. K., pers. Comm., 20/10/14). Distributed in offshore waters of all oceans; prefer deep water. Feeds mostly on deep sea squid, but also take on fish and some crustaceans (Ref. 936). Common birth length: 270 cm (Ref. 75906).

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

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Tan, J.M.L. 1995. (Ref. 936)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

CMS (Ref. 116361)

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 | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: species profile; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

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