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Kogia breviceps   (Blainville, 1838)

pygmy sperm whale
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Cetacea | Kogiidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Tan, J.M.L. 1995. (Ref. 936)

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 Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

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

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

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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