AnAge entry for Berardius bairdii

Classification (HAGRID: 02755)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Cetacea (Taxon entry)
                Family: Hyperoodontidae
                    Genus: Berardius
Species
Berardius bairdii
Common name
Baird's beaked whale
Synonyms
Berardius vegae

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
84 years (wild)
Source
Multiple references, please see bibliography below
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

These animals reach sexual maturity in about 10 years but they only reach physical maturity in about 20 years [0434].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
4,383 days
Male sexual maturity
2,922 days
Gestation
517 days
Weaning
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.3
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
11,380,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180496
Animal Diversity Web
ADW account
Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 48742
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