AnAge entry for Balaenoptera borealis

Classification (HAGRID: 02730)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Cetacea (Taxon entry)
                Family: Balaenopteridae
                    Genus: Balaenoptera
Species
Balaenoptera borealis
Common name
Sei whale

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
74 years (wild)
Source
ref. 1
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations
No observations are presently available

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
3,652 days
Male sexual maturity
3,652 days
Gestation
345 days
Weaning
266 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.5
Inter-litter interval
730 days
Weight at birth
680,000 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
20,000,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180526
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9768
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