Mesoplodon densirostris   (Blainville, 1817)

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

Main reference
Tan, J.M.L. 1995. (Ref. 936)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 470 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 1.0 t (Ref. 1394)

Environment
Pelagic; non-migratory (Ref. 75906); depth range 0 - 1408 m (Ref. 83345)

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

Distribution
Atlantic Ocean, Indo-Pacific, Mediterranean and the Arctic. Tropical, temperate waters around the world (Ref. 1522).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found mostly offshore in deep waters. Feeds squid and fish (Ref. 1394); deepwater species (Ref. 936). Depth range based on the range reported in Hawaii (Ref. 83345). Found mostly offshore in deep waters. Feeds squid and fish (Ref. 1394); deepwater species (Ref. 936).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Reproduction
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Abundance
References
Mass conversion

Internet sources
BHL | BOLD Systems | Check for other websites | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: ; 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