True's beaked whale

True's beaked whale

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

 

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

Facts about the True's beaked whale

The True's beaked whale, Mesoplodon mirus, is a very rare and little-known animal.

Species Corner True's Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon mirus) The True's beaked whale, Mesoplodon mirus, is a very rare and little-known animal.

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

Like the Cuvier's beaked whale, the True's beaked whale is chunky in the midriff and narrows rapidly toward the tail.

True's Beaked Whale distribution map Distribution:True's Beaked Whale is found on the east coast of America and Canada from Nova Scotia down to the Bahamas, as well as on the west coast of Scotland, Ireland and France.

True's Beaked Whale is larger in size, and the teeth of adult males are more forward-pointing than those of male Hector's Beaked Whales. (Full text)

True's Beaked Whale True's Beaked Whale is found on the east coast of America and Canada from Nova Scotia down to the Bahamas, as well as on the west coast of Scotland, Ireland and France.

Distribution True's beaked whale is found in the North Atlantic from Nova Scotia and Ireland south to Florida, San Salvador Island in the Bahamas, and Islas Canarias (an often repeated record from the outer Hebrides Islands in Scotland was based on a misidentified Ziphius cavirostris).

Location in Africa: The True's beaked whale is known from Southeast Africa.

htm CETACEA: Mesoplodon mirus (True's Beaked Whale): True's Beaked Whale is found on the east coast of America and Canada from Nova Scotia down to the Bahamas, as well as on the west coast of Scotland, Ireland .

True's Beaked Whales are found in cool temperate, deep oceanic waters. (Full text)

In morphology and coloration, True's beaked whales are not known to differ substantially from other mesoplodonts, although they have a slightly bulging forehead and prominent beak. (Full text)

True's beaked whales are mottled dark-grey on their back, with a dark patch around the eye.

AKA: wonderful beaked whale True's beaked whales are gray with a lighter underside. (Full text)

True's Beaked whales are most commonly found off New Zealand and were first sighted in South African waters in 1959.

253 Mesoplodon mirus Distinctive Characteristics: True's beaked whales are not known to differ substantially from other species of Mesoplodon, although they have a slightly bulging forehead and prominent

True’s beaked whales are amongst the least understood mammals on earth.

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