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Kogia sima   (Owen, 1866)

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

Mammalia | Cetacea | Kogiidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 270 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 210.0 kg (Ref. 1394)

Environment

Pelagic; non-migratory (Ref. 75906); depth range 0 - 1300 m (Ref. 1005)

Climate / Range

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.

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). Also Ref. 75815 (Ref. 75812).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

Human uses

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

More information

Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
Length-length
Morphology
Larvae
Abundance
References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | Check for other websites | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: species profile; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | National databases | PubMed | Scirus | Sea Around Us | FishBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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