Balaenoptera bonaerensis Burmeister, 1867
Antarctic minke whale
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Family:  Balaenopteridae (rorquals, finback whales)
Max. size:  840 cm TL (male/unsexed); 890 cm TL (female); max.weight: 6,800 kg; max.weight: 8,100 kg
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; marine
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Antarctic. Polar, tropical.
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Biology:  Feeds mainly on krill offshore; and other prey items such as amphipods and fish. Their prey species varies geographically. Reports suggests a bimodal diurnal feeding rhythm with a primary peak in the early morning and a secondary one in the late evening. It takes 8 hours to digest their stomach contents (Ref. 79551). Feeds mainly on krill offshore; and other prey items such as amphipods and fish. Their prey species varies geographically. Reports suggests a bimodal diurnal feeding rhythm with a primary peak in the early morning and a secondary one in the late evening. It takes 8 hours to digest their stomach contents (Ref. 79551).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 02 January 2018 (A2b) Ref. 123251)
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 11.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 04.03.20

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