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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 - 1989 m (Ref. 116169).  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)

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) | FishSource | 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

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 2.4 - 13.9, mean 4.5 (based on 4397 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown