Arnoux's beaked whale

Arnoux's beaked whale

Order : Cetacea
Suborder : Odontoceti
Family : Ziphiidae
Species : Berardius arnuxii

 

The Arnoux's beaked whale, southern four-toothed whale is listed as Conservation Dependent (LR/cd), the focus of a continuing taxon-specific or habitat-specific conservation programme targeted towards the taxon in question, the cessation of which would result in the taxon qualifying for one of the threatened categories below within a period of five years, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Arnoux
A young / baby of a Arnoux is called a 'calf'. The females are called 'cow' and males 'bull'. A Arnoux group is called a 'gam, pod or herd'.
Arnoux's beaked whale habitats
Epipelagic (0-200m) and Marine Oceanic

Facts about the Arnoux's beaked whale

Arnoux's Beaked Whale is a little-known, and little-seen, species.

The Arnoux's Beaked Whale is a [CITIES-listed Endangered Species] (Full text)

However, their present distributions are quite disjunct; Arnoux's Beaked Whale is restricted to the Southern Hemisphere, with Baird's Beaked Whale only found in the North Pacific Ocean from about 23°N into the Bering Sea. (Full text)

Arnoux's Beaked Whale distribution map DistributionArnoux's Beaked Whale is a little-known, and little-seen, species.

The conservation status of the Arnoux's Beaked Whale is insufficiently known to science.

It is possible that Arnoux's beaked whale is the same species as Baird's beaked whale, although the difference in their distribution and size is a strong counter-argument.

Arnoux's Beaked Whale Arnoux's Beaked Whale is a little-known, and little-seen, species.

to Baird's beaked whale but smaller, Arnoux's beaked whale is brown with a lighter head and teeth exposed in both genders. (Full text)

Arnoux's beaked whale is found at middle and high latitudes of the southern oceans from Argentina, the Falkland Islands, Australia, and New Zealand southward. (Full text)

In comparison with the generally sympatric Southern Bottlenose Whale, Arnoux’s Beaked Whale is considered uncommon.

Unlike its Northern Hemisphere cousin, Baird's Beaked Whale, Arnoux's Beaked Whales are not taken by commercial whaling. (Full text)

Distribution Arnoux's beaked whales are found circumpolar in the southern hemisphere from the Antarctic continent and ice edge (780S) north to about 34°S in the southern Pacific including south eastern Australia (29°S) and northern New Zealand (37 °S), southern Atlantic to Sao Paolo (24°S), and Indian Ocean; but nowhere within this

Arnoux's beaked whales are slate gray to light brown; the head region is generally lighter than the rest of the body. (Full text)

Description: Like many other animals of the Ziphiidae family, Arnoux's beaked whales are poorly known because they are quite rare.

Arnoux's beaked whales are slate grey to light brown; the head region is generally lighter than the rest of the body. (Full text)

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