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Balaenoptera edeni   Anderson, 1879

Eden's whale
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Classification
Mammalia | Cetacea | Balaenopteridae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 1,550 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 25.0 t (Ref. 1394)

Environment
Pelagic; depth range 0 - 3000 m (Ref. 83346)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 20°C - ? (Ref. 75906); 90°N - 90°S, 70°E - 175°W

Distribution
Atlantic Ocean and Indo-Pacific. Tropical and subtropical.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found both offshore and near the coast in many areas. Feeds primarily on fish, but they also take invertebrates. They are active lunge feeders (Ref. 1394). Oceanodromous (Ref. 75906). Depth range based on reported depth in Angola (Ref. 83346). Found both offshore and near the coast in many areas (Ref. 1394). Commonly in groups of 10 to 20 individuals on feeding grounds (Ref. 801). Feeds primarily on fish, but they also take invertebrates. They are active lunge feeders (Ref. 1394). Oceanodromous (Ref. 75906).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us |

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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Very high vulnerability (87 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown