Hydramnios in a lactating pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps) stranded in Washington: post-mortem findings and implications from a stranded calf. Learn more about the Pygmy sperm whale – with amazing Pygmy sperm whale photos and facts on Arkive. Kogia breviceps (de Blainville, ) is a cetacean commonly called the pygmy sperm whale. A diminutive relative of the sperm whale and.
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Though there are sightings of solitary individuals, most of the whales travel in small pods of ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe.
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In progress issue alert. The underside is a creamy, occasionally pinkish colour and the back and sides are a bluish grey; however, considerable intermixing occurs between the two colours. They have a short rostrum which makes their wide skull triangular. Both the melon and the spermaceti organ are encased in a thick fibrous coat, resembling a bursa.
Kogia breviceps Pygmy sperm whale. Biogeographic Regions indian ocean native atlantic ocean native pacific ocean native Habitat K. Geographic Range Kogia breviceps is confined to warmer waters Minasian et al. No specimens have ever been maintained permanently in captivity, and, temporary holding of stranded individuals has rarely been nonlethal.
Pygmy sperm whale
Abundance is poorly known, although it is protected under U. However, they were easy targets, as they tended kogiia swim slowly and lie motionless at the surface. Due to its slow moving and quiet nature, the species is at a higher risk of boat strikes.
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Help us share the wonders of the natural world. They have also been reported to eat some deep-sea shrimpsbut, compared with dwarf sperm whales, relatively few fish. In Pursuit of Leviathan: Southern right whale E. It is kogai easily recognisable small whale with a stocky body reaching up to 4 m in length. Individual washed ashore on Hutchinson Island, Florida.
Sound produced for echolocation by many odontocetes come in the form of high frequency clicks. Citation This review can be cited as: X Close Image credit. The shark-like head is large in comparison to body size, given an almost swollen appearance when viewed from the side.
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It is endemic to offshore okgia of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans in temperate and tropical regions. Small dorsal fin two-thirds down the body.
Like in most odontocetes, the known echoreception apparatus used by the pygmy sperm whale is linked to the fat-filled lower mandibles within the skull.
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Kogia breviceps is confined to warmer waters Minasian et al. This page was last edited on 23 Decemberat Kogiidae Kogia Pygmy sperm whale K. Forward pointing blowhole at the front left side of the head.
The pygmy sperm whales was first described by naturalist Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville in It is one of the most common stranded species in Florida sound.
The stomach has three chambers. Information on the pygmy sperm whale is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly. Sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus.
Pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps)
The pygmy sperm has between 20 and 32 teeth, all of which are set into the rostral part of the lower jaw. Rev Fish Biol Fisheries. Parvorder Odontoceti Toothed whales cont.