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Balaenoptera bonaerensis   Burmeister, 1867

Antarctic minke whale
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Cetacea | Balaenopteridae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Bathypelagic.  Polar; 0°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Antarctic. Polar, tropical.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Rice, D.W. 1998. (Ref. 1522)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Near Threatened (NT) (A2b); Date assessed: 02 January 2018

CITES status (Ref. 108899)


CMS (Ref. 116361)


Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 0.2 - 7, mean 1.7 (based on 1721 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
High vulnerability (59 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown