Pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps)

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Pygmy sperm whale fact file

Pygmy sperm whale description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderCetartiodactyla
FamilyPhyseteridae
GenusKogia (1)

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

French
Cachalot Pygmée.
Spanish
Cachalote Cabeza Chica, Cachalote Pigmeo.
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Pygmy sperm whale status

Classified as Data Deficient (DD) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix II 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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