Pygmy right whale (Caperea marginata)

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Pygmy right whale fact file

Pygmy right whale description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderCetartiodactyla
FamilyNeobalaenidae
GenusCaperea (1)

Information on the pygmy right whale is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

French
Baleine Pygmée.
Spanish
Ballena Franca Pigmea.
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Pygmy right whale status

Classified as Data Deficient (DD) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix I of CITES (2).

IUCN Red List species status – Data Deficient

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (November, 2008)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  2. CITES (November, 2008)
    http://www.cites.org
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Group of over one hundred pygmy right whales  
Group of over one hundred pygmy right whales

© Peter Gill

Dr. Peter Gill
Blue Whale Study Inc.
c/- Post Office
Narrawong
VIC
3285
Australia
Tel: [61+3] (03) 5529 5227
petegill@bigpond.com
http://www.bluewhalestudy.com.au/

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