AnAge entry for Balaenoptera acutorostrata

Classification (HAGRID: 02729)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Cetacea (Taxon entry)
                Family: Balaenopteridae
                    Genus: Balaenoptera
Species
Balaenoptera acutorostrata
Common name
Minke whale
Synonyms
Balaena minima, Balaenoptera rostrata, Balaena rostrata

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
50 years (wild)
Source
ref. 542
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

These animals have been estimated to live up to 50 years in the wild [0542].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
2,740 days
Male sexual maturity
2,740 days
Gestation
312 days
Weaning
183 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
470 days
Weight at birth
320,000 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
7,500,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180524
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9767
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