Pygmy beaked whale

Pygmy beaked whale

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

 

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

Facts about the pygmy beaked whale

Description & Fascinating FactsThe Pygmy beaked whale, Mesoplodon peruvianus, is one of the latest discovered and smallest members of the genus Mesoplodon, maximum known length is only 3.

Mesoplodon peruvianus is not listed by CMS.

The first new whale to be identified in 28 years grows up to 12 feet long, Mesoplodon peruvianus is a beaked whale that looks something like a dolphin -- and a reminder that our ocean planet is largely aqua incognita, as far as biologists are concerned.

The pygmy beaked whale is the latest whale discovered.

Help with Terminology The pygmy beaked whale is one of the most recently described members of the genus, and appears to be the smallest of the species of Mesoplodon. (Full text)

244 Mesoplodon peruvianus Distinctive Characteristics: The pygmy beaked whale is the most recently described member of the genus, and appears to be the smallest of the species of Mesoplodon.

The pygmy beaked whale is the most recently described member of the genus, and appears to be the smallest of the species of Mesoplodon. (Full text)

Exploitation: Pygmy beaked whales are taken in the driftnet fishery for sharks off the coast of Peru.

ÀûÓüÛÖµ£º Pygmy beaked whales are taken in the driftnet fishery for sharks off the coast of Peru. (Full text)

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