AnAge entry for Eubalaena glacialis

Classification (HAGRID: 02728)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Cetacea (Taxon entry)
                Family: Balaenidae
                    Genus: Eubalaena
Species
Eubalaena glacialis
Common name
Northern right whale
Synonyms
Balaena glacialis, Balaena biscayensis, Balaena nordcaper, Balaena glacialis glacialis

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
67 years (wild)
Source
ref. 642
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

There is one anecdotal report, which could turn out to be true, of a mature female being spotted for 60 years, which would make it at least 67 years old. One female at least 65 years-old was possibly reproductively senescent [0642].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
2,920 days
Male sexual maturity
2,920 days
Gestation
350 days
Weaning
213 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.29
Inter-litter interval
1,445 days
Weight at birth
794,328 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
23,000,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180537
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 27606
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