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Kogia sima   (Owen, 1866)

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

Main reference
Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

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