AnAge entry for Eubalaena australis

Classification (HAGRID: 02727)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Cetacea (Taxon entry)
                Family: Balaenidae
                    Genus: Eubalaena
Species
Eubalaena australis
Common name
Southern right whale
Synonyms
Balaena antarctica, Balaena antipodarum, Hunterus temminckii, Balaena australis, Balaena glacialis australis, Eubalaena glacialis australis

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
70 years (wild)
Source
ref. 434
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

These animals stop growing at about age 18 for females and 20 for males.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
3,285 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
365 days
Weaning
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.3
Inter-litter interval
1,214 days
Weight at birth
910,000 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
45,000,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 552771
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 160595
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