Shepherd's beaked whale

Shepherd's beaked whale

Order : Cetacea
Suborder : Odontoceti
Family : Ziphiidae
Species : Tasmacetus shepherdi

 

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

Facts about the Shepherd's beaked whale

Tasmacetus shepherdi is a rare animal, known from only 21 strandings in the southern hemisphere.

Description Tasmacetus shepherdi is a rare animal, known from only 21 strandings in the southern hemisphere.

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

CETACEA: Tasmacetus shepherdi (Shepherd's Beaked Whale): Shepherd's Beaked Whale is a little-known, and little-seen, species. (Full text)

Shepherd's Beaked Whale distribution map Distribution:Shepherd's Beaked Whale is a little-known, and little-seen, species.

The behaviour of Shepherd's beaked whale is unknown.

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

htm CETACEA: Tasmacetus shepherdi (Shepherd's Beaked Whale): Shepherd's Beaked Whale is a little-known, and little-seen, species.

Shepherd's beaked whale is the only species in which both sexes have a full complement of functional teeth.

The Shepherd's Beaked Whale is a rare and elusive creature, which likes fish but not squid. (Full text)

Shepherd's Beaked Whales are dark brownish-black above and paler on the sides and belly. (Full text)

Notes Shepherd's beaked whales are one of the least-known cetaceans.

Gray's and Shepherd's Beaked Whales are the only exceptions, with extra rows of tiny teeth erupting in both sexes.

Description: Shepherd's beaked whales are seen very rarely and so there is not much information available on what they look like.

Like many other species of beaked whales, it isn't known if Shepherd's beaked whales are really rare or just rarely identified. (Full text)

µØÀí·Ö²¼£º Shepherd's beaked whales are thought to have a circumpolar distribution in cold temperate waters of the Southern Hemisphere. (Full text)

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