Andrew's beaked whale

Andrew's beaked whale

Order : Cetacea
Suborder : Odontoceti
Family : Ziphiidae
Species : Mesoplodon bowdoini

 

Keywords: black

The Andrews' beaked whale, splaytooth beaked whale is listed as Data Deficient (DD), inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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

Facts about the Andrew's beaked whale

The Andrews' Beaked Whale, or Mesoplodon bowdoini is 4. (Full text)

Scientific knowledge of Andrew’s Beaked Whale is typical for that of the Ziphid whales. (Full text)

Andrew's beaked whales are only known from about 20 stranded specimens, all of which have come from southern Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. (Full text)

Lack of sightings in the wild suggests that Andrew's beaked whales are unobtrusive or live away from well-studied areas.

'Andrew's Beaked Whale' "Andrew's beaked whales are only known from about 20 stranded specimens, all of which have come from southern Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand.

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