AnAge entry for Ziphius cavirostris

Classification (HAGRID: 02759)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Cetacea (Taxon entry)
                Family: Hyperoodontidae
                    Genus: Ziphius
Species
Ziphius cavirostris
Common name
Cuvier's beaked whale
Synonyms
Ziphius australis, Hyperoodon capensis, Ziphius indicus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Estimates suggest these whales may live up to 62 years [0443]. Average lifespan is probably over 30 years.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
365 days
Weaning
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
2,701,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180498
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9760
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