AnAge entry for Mesoplodon densirostris

Classification (HAGRID: 02757)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Cetacea (Taxon entry)
                Family: Hyperoodontidae
                    Genus: Mesoplodon
Species
Mesoplodon densirostris
Common name
Blainville's beaked whale
Synonyms
Ziphius sechellensis, Delphinus densirostris

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Females live at least 27 years [0434], but probably much longer. As such, maximum longevity in this species must be classified as unknown.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
3,287 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
Weaning
Litter size
(viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
1,088,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 180517
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 48708
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