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Hyperoodon ampullatus   (Forster, 1770)

North Atlantic bottlenose 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)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 980 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 870 cm TL (female)

Environment
Pelagic

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

Distribution
Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean. Temperate to Subarctic.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in deep waters, mostly seaward of the continental slope. Feeds on squid, fish, sea cucumbers, starfish, and prawns on or near the bottom (Ref. 1394). Found in deep waters, mostly seaward of the continental slope. Feeds on squid, fish, sea cucumbers, starfish, and prawns on or near the bottom (Ref. 1394).

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
BHL | BOLD Systems | Check for other websites | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: species profile; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | National databases | PubMed | Scirus | Sea Around Us | FishBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown