Kogia sima   (Owen, 1866)

dwarf sperm whale
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Cetacea | Kogiidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Pelagic; non-migratory (Ref. 75906); depth range 0 - 1300 m (Ref. 1005).  Tropical; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean. Tropical to warm temperate zones.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 210 - 220 cm Max length : 270 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 210.0 kg (Ref. 1394)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found offshore. Feeds on deep water cephalopods (Ref. 1394). Length at first maturity of males ranges from 210 to 220 cm (Ref. 75812). Usually in deeper offshore waters. Typically in groups of less than 5 individuals (Ref. 801). Feeds on deep water cephalopods (Refs. 801, 1394). Females may become pregnant in successive breeding seasons. Mating occurs in summer. Calving lasts over 5 months (Ref. 97768).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Females may become pregnant in successive breeding seasons. Mating occurs in summer. Calving lasts over 5 months (Ref. 97768).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: species profile; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown