Balaenoptera bonaerensis   Burmeister, 1867

Antarctic minke whale
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Classification
Mammalia | Cetacea | Balaenopteridae
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Main reference
Rice, D.W. 1998. (Ref. 1522)
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Environment
Bathypelagic

Climate / Range
Polar; 0°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution
Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Antarctic. Polar, tropical.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds mainly on krill offshore; and other prey items such as amphipods and fish. Their prey species varies geographically. Reports suggests a bimodal diurnal feeding rhythm with a primary peak in the early morning and a secondary one in the late evening. It takes 8 hours to digest their stomach contents (Ref. 79551). Feeds mainly on krill offshore; and other prey items such as amphipods and fish. Their prey species varies geographically. Reports suggests a bimodal durnal feeding rhythm with a primary peak in the early morning and a secondary one in the late evening. It takes 8 hours to digest their stomach contents (Ref. 79551).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
High vulnerability (59 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown