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Kogia breviceps   (Blainville, 1838)

pygmy sperm whale
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Classification
Mammalia | Cetacea | Kogiidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Tan, J.M.L. 1995. (Ref. 936)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 340 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 400.0 kg (Ref. 1394)

Environment
Pelagic; non-migratory (Ref. 75906); depth range 0 - 1425 m (Ref. 83348)

Climate / Range
Deep-water; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution
Atlantic Ocean and Indo-Pacific. Tropical to warm temperate zones.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Commonly seen over and near the continental slope. Feeds on deep-water cephalopods, fish and shrimps (Ref. 936). Length at first maturity ranges from 270 to 280 cm for females and 270 to 300 cm for males (Ref. 75906). Depth range based on depth reported for Angola (Ref. 83346). Commonly seen over and near the continental slope. Feeds on deep-water cephalopods, fish and shrimps (Ref. 936). Common birth length: 120 cm (Ref. 75906).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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