Southern bottlenose whale
Order : Cetacea
Suborder : Odontoceti
Family : Ziphiidae
Species : Hyperoodon planifrons
The Flatheaded bottlenose whale, southern bottlenose 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 southern bottlenose whaleA young / baby of a southern bottlenose whale is called a 'calf'. The females are called 'cow' and males 'bull'. A southern bottlenose whale group is called a 'gam, pod or herd'.
CountriesAntarctica, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), New Zealand, South Africa and Uruguay
Facts about the southern bottlenose whale
Distribution Southern bottlenose whales are thought to have a circumpolar distribution in the Southern Hemisphere, south of 29°S (Mead, 1989; Jefferson et al.
Habitat: In the summer, Southern Bottlenose Whales are regularly found within 110km of the Antarctic ice-edge.
Southern Bottlenose Whale distribution map Distribution:The Southern Bottlenose Whale is found mainly in the Southern Hemisphere, but have been known to stray as far north as the waters around Hawaii and Japan.
Southern Bottlenose whales are an unusual metallic gray colour, with a pale underside.
Southern bottlenose whales are dark grey/brown, with a pale underside.
Southern bottlenose whales are often covered in scratches and scars.
Southern bottlenose whales are said to be between 2.
The conservation status of the Southern Bottlenose Whale is insufficiently known to science.
The Southern bottlenose whale is an uncommon species rarely observed at sea because of its remote habitat.
The Southern bottlenose whale is found in groups of World Range & HabitatThe Southern bottlenose whale, Hyperoodon planifrons, is likely found throughout the Southern Hemisphere.
The Southern Bottlenose Whale is found mainly in the Southern Hemisphere, but have been known to stray as far north as the waters around Hawaii and Japan.
The Southern Bottlenose Whale is not believed to be threatened by human actions.
 Conservation The Southern Bottlenose Whale is not believed to be threatened by human actions. (Wiki)
AKA: antarctic bottlenosed whale, flathead Southern bottlenose whales are yellow to dark brown in colour, with pale heads. (Full text)
While southern bottlenose whales are not uncommon in and around Antarctic waters, it is rare to get such a good view of animals at such close range. (Full text)More animals beginning with S