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Berardius bairdii   Stejneger, 1883

Baird's beaked whale
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Classification
Mammalia | Cetacea | Ziphiidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 1,190 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 1280 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 12.0 t (Ref. 1394)

Environment
Pelagic; non-migratory (Ref. 75906)

Climate / Range
Subtropical; 90°N - 10°N, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution
Pacific Ocean and the Arctic. Subtropical to boreal.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found close to shore where deep water approaches the coast; primary habitat appear to be over or near the continental slope and oceanic seamounts. Feeds mainly on deepwater and bottom-dwelling fish, cephalopods, and crustaceans. Lengths at first maturity ranges from 930 to 960 cm for males (Ref. 75918) and 1000 to 1030 cm for females (Ref. 75919). Found close to shore where deep water approaches the coast; primary habitat appear to be over or near the continental slope and oceanic seamounts. Feeds mainly on deepwater and bottom-dwelling fish, cephalopods, and crustaceans (Ref. 1394).

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