Mesoplodon europaeus   (Gervais, 1855)

Gervais' 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 : 450 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 520 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 1.2 t (Ref. 1394)

Environment
Pelagic

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

Distribution
Atlantic Ocean. Tropical to temperate.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds on squid (Ref. 1394). Feeds on squid (Ref. 1394).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Predators
Reproduction
Maturity
Spawning
Eggs
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Age/Size
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Length-length
Morphology
Larvae
Abundance
References
Mass conversion

Internet sources
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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