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Mesoplodon traversii   (Gray, 1874)

spade-toothed beaked whale
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Cetacea | Ziphiidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Bathypelagic.  Subtropical; 0°N - 90°S, 158°E - 50°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Pacific Ocean and the Antarctic: New Zealand, Chile and Juan Fernandez.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

It is distinguished by its prominent melon, and the dark gray or black coloration of the rostrum. It also has a dark eye-patch, white belly and dark flippers.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

van Helden, A.L., A.N. Baker, M.L. Dalebout, J.C. Reyes, K. van Waerebeek and S.C. Baker. 2002. (Ref. 7801)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(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

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown