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Eubalaena australis (Southern Right Whale)

Synonyms: Balaena antarctica; Balaena antipodarum; Balaena australis; Balaena glacialis australis; Eubalaena glacialis australis; Hunterus temminckii

Wikipedia Abstract

The southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) is a baleen whale, one of three species classified as right whales belonging to the genus Eubalaena. Approximately 10,000 southern right whales are spread throughout the southern part of the Southern Hemisphere.
View Wikipedia Record: Eubalaena australis

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 14.1
EDGE Score: 2.71


Adult Weight [2]  49.60 tons (45,000.00 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  1.00 tons (910.00 kg)
Female Maturity [2]  9 years
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  100 %
Forages - Marine [3]  100 %
Gestation [2]  1 year
Litter Size [2]  1
Litters / Year [2]  0
Maximum Longevity [2]  70 years
Migration [1]  Interoceanic
Water Biome [1]  Coastal

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Abrolhos Marine National Park 225607 Bahia, Brazil      
BaƱados del Este Wetland Reserve 986054 Uruguay  
Croajingolong National Park II 217067 Victoria, Australia
Macquarie Island Nature Reserve Ia 233540 Tasmania, Australia  

Range Map

Antarctica/Southern Ocean; Croajingolong; Eastern Atlantic Ocean; Indo-West Pacific; Western Atlantic Ocean;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
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