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Globicephala melas (Long-finned Pilot Whale)

Synonyms: Delphinus melas; Globicephala melaena
Language: French

Wikipedia Abstract

The long-finned pilot whale (Globicephala melas) is a large species of oceanic dolphin. It shares the genus Globicephala with the short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus). Long-finned pilot whales are known as such because of their unusually long pectoral fins.
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Infraspecies

Globicephala melas edwardii (Southern Longfinned Pilot Whale)
Globicephala melas melas (North Atlantic Longfinned Pilot Whale)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
4
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
-1
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 9.24

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  1.168 tons (1,060.00 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  241.776 lbs (109.667 kg)
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Fish [2]  10 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  90 %
Forages - Marine [2]  100 %
Female Maturity [1]  6 years 9 months
Male Maturity [1]  12 years
Gestation [1]  1 year 2 months
Litter Size [1]  1
Litters / Year [1]  0.2
Maximum Longevity [1]  60 years
Migration [3]  Intraoceanic
Weaning [1]  2 years 2 months

Protected Areas

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Providers

Parasite of 
Trichinella spiralis (pork worm)[6]

Consumers

Range Map

Distribution

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

External References

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1de 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
2Hamish 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
3Myers, 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 animaldiversity.org
4CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
5STOMACH CONTENTS OF LONG-FINNED PILOT WHALES (GLOBICEPHALA MELAS) STRANDED ON THE U.S. MID-ATLANTIC COAST, Damon P. Gannon, Andrew J. Read, James E. Craddock, James G. Mead, MARINE MAMMAL SCIENCE, 13(3):405-418 (July 1997)
6Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
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