Mammalia | Cetacea
Beasley, I., K.M. Robertson and P. Arnold. 2005. (Ref. 78832)
Size / Weight / Age
Pelagic; depth range 0 - 200 m, usually 1 - 10 m
Climate / Range
Tropical; 7°S - 90°S, 100°E - 180°E
Indo-Pacific: Australia and Papua New Guinea.
In lateral view the head is rounded and usually bounded by a distinct neck crease, lacking dorsal groove; mesethmoid plate reduced and generally in advance of the anterior most nasal ossicle, exposing a large area of the frontal bone; presence of supernumerary bone between nasal ossicles and posterior border of mesethmoid; has a greater length of the antiorbital process and a more closely opposed pterygoid hamuli with medial flanges.
Occurs in protected, shallow, coastal waters especially adjacent to river and creek mouths (Ref. 79537).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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