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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Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help! Like in most odontocetes, the known echoreception apparatus used by the pygmy sperm brevcieps is linked to the fat-filled lower mandibles within the skull. Citing articles via Google Scholar. Moderately large square head with projecting lower jaw.

Pygmy sperm whale

The total population is unknown. Email alerts New issue alert. Gestation lasts for about 9 months and the breivceps is born in the spring. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.

Archived from the original on In Japanthe whale was historically known as the “floating whale” because of this.

Both species have a sac in the lower portion of their intestinal tract that contains up to oogia liters of dark reddish-brown fluid, brevice;s can be ejected to confuse or discourage potential predators. Kgia on Facebook Tweet Send email.

Views Read Edit View history. Ziphiidae Beaked whales Berardius Arnoux’s beaked whale B. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.


Cascadia responded to 81 cetacean strandings of at least 11 species during the grant period. Aquatic Biomes benthic coastal Physical Description K. Northern right whale dolphin L. Northern bottlenose whale H.

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Which species are on the road to recovery? Positive There is little economic benefit to humans from K. They also stay in deep waters Watson Like its giant relative, the sperm whalethe pygmy sperm whale has a spermaceti organ in its forehead see sperm whale for a discussion of kkgia purpose.

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Southern right whale E. To cite this page: Each of the flippers has seven carpalsand a variable number of phalanges in the digits, reportedly ranging from two in the first digit to as many as 10 in the second digit. Small dorsal fin two-thirds down the body.

Pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps)

Chemical contaminants in marine mammals from Washington State. Pygmy sperm whale Kogia breviceps. Though there are sightings of solitary individuals, most of the whales travel in small pods of Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. Note that images and other media featured berviceps this page are each governed by their own terms and conditions and they may or may not be available for reuse.

It may NOT be used within Apps. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends.

Sound produced for echolocation by many odontocetes come in the form of high frequency brevicps. Ganges and Indus River dolphin P. Both the melon and the spermaceti organ are encased in a thick fibrous coat, resembling a bursa. Field guide of whales and dolphins. Summary Description Kogia breviceps is a toothed whale and can be recognised as such by the single blowhole and the presence of teeth.


However, they were easy targets, as they tended to swim slowly and lie motionless at kogis surface. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. A narrow tube runs from the second to the third, or pyloric, stomach, which is also glandular, and connects, via a sphincterto the duodenum.

It is an easily recognisable small whale with a stocky body reaching up to 4 m in length. Kogia were sighted most frequently in deeper portions of the study area mean depth, 1, m and in calm sea conditions mean Beaufort sea state, 0.

Cuvier’s beaked whale Z. Studies have also shown that compared to the sperm whalethe pygmy sperm whale brain has significantly fewer neurons, which may be connected to a decreased complexity in social interaction and group-based living. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. These two traits distinguish the pygmy sperm brevicepps, K.

In the last eight years, samples of close to marine mammals from Washington State have been analyzed for concentrations of the chlorinated hydrocarbons: The pygmy sperm has between 20 and 32 teeth, all of which are set into the rostral part of the lower jaw.

They are a paler grey on the belly. Parvorder Mysticeti Baleen whales.

The whale may expel this fluid when frightened, perhaps to confuse and disorient predators.