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Mesoplodon densirostris Blainville's beaked whale, Densebeak Whale

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lexID:
9764 
AphiaID:
-999 
Scientific:
Mesoplodon densirostris 
German:
Blainville-Schnabelwal 
English:
Blainville's Beaked Whale, Densebeak Whale 
Category:
Mammals 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Mammalia (Class) > Cetacea (Order) > Hyperoodontidae (Family) > Mesoplodon (Genus) > densirostris (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Blainville, 1817) 
Occurrence:
Suriname, Djibouti, Gambia, Guadeloupe, Tunesien, El Salvador, Benin, Ghana, Hong Kong, Barbados, (the) Maldives, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada , Chile, China, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Africa, Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, European Coasts, Fiji, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Gulf of Mexico, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Martinique, Micronesia, Midway Islands, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South-Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sulu Sea , Tansania, Thailand, the British Isles, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Archipelago, The Gulf of Guinea, the Ivory Coast, the Mediterranean Sea, the Seychelles, Timor, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uruguay, USA, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, U.S., Wallis and Futuna, Yemen 
Sea depth:
1 - 2014 Meter 
Size:
up to 185.04" (470 cm) 
Weight:
1000 kg 
Temperature:
28.4 °F - 82.4 °F (-2°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Crustaceans, Fish (little fishes), Sepia, Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Data deficient (DD) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Mesoplodon bidens
  • Mesoplodon bowdoini
  • Mesoplodon carlhubbsi
  • Mesoplodon europaeus
  • Mesoplodon ginkgodens
  • Mesoplodon grayi
  • Mesoplodon hectori
  • Mesoplodon hotaula
  • Mesoplodon layardii
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2016-06-12 11:36:19 

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(de Blainville, 1817)

Synonyms:
Delphinus densirostris Blainville, 1817
Nodus densirostris Galbreath, 1963
Ziphius sechellensis Gray, 1846

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Tetrapoda (Superclass) > Mammalia (Class) > Theria (Subclass) > Cetartiodactyla (Order) > Cetancodonta (Suborder) > Cetacea (Infraorder) > Odontoceti (Superfamily) > Ziphiidae (Family) > Mesoplodon (Genus) > Mesoplodon densirostris (Species)

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