AnAge entry for Mesoplodon europaeus

Classification (HAGRID: 02758)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Cetacea (Taxon entry)
                Family: Hyperoodontidae
                    Genus: Mesoplodon
Species
Mesoplodon europaeus
Common name
Gervais's beaked whale
Synonyms
Mesoplodon gervaisi, Dioplodon europaeus, Dioplodon gervaisi

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
48 years (wild)
Source
ref. 443
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

One specimen may have been over 48 years old [0443].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
Weaning
Litter size
(viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
5,600,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180509
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 27616
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