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Monodon monoceros   Linnaeus, 1758

narwhal

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Monodon monoceros  AquaMaps  Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Cetacea | Monodontidae

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

Pelagic; depth range 0 - 1500 m (Ref. 122879).  Polar; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northern Atlantic and the Arctic.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 470 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 420 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 1.6 t (Ref. 1394)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds in deep water and possible near the bottom (Ref. 1394), exceeding 1500 meters (Ref. 122879). Feeds on fish, squid, and shrimp (Ref. 1394). Gregarious (Ref. 117963). Feeds in deep water and possibly near the bottom. Feeds on fish, squid, and shrimp (Ref. 1394).

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

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 03 July 2017

CITES status (Ref. 108899)


CMS (Ref. 116361)


Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO - Fisheries: landings, species profile | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Fisheries: species profile; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | 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): -1.6 - 3.4, mean 0 (based on 3509 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown