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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKogia breviceps (de Blainville, 1838) 
AphiaID: 137113

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapoda (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMammalia (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTheria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetartiodactyla (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetancodonta (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetacea (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdontoceti (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyseteridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKogia (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKogia Gray, 1846
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCogia breviceps Benham, 1901 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuphisetes pottsi Tomilin, 1957 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuphysetes grayii Wall, 1851 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuphysetes macleayi Gill, 1871 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuphysetes pottsi Haast, 1874 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKogia brevirostris Gray, 1865 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKogia floweri Gill, 1871 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKogia goodei True, 1884 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKogia grayi Gill, 1871 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKogia greyi Trouessart, 1898 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKogia macleayi Gill, 1871 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyseter breviceps de Blainville, 1838 (basionym)
Sources  original description Blainville, H. de (1838). Sur les cachalots. Ann. fr. étrang. Anat. Physiol. 2:335—337. [details]

[show all]
Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Afrikaans Checked: verified by a taxonomic editordwergpotvis  [details]
Basque Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorkatxalote pigmeoa  [details]
Czech Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorvorvaň malý  [details]
Dutch Checked: verified by a taxonomic editordwergpotvisChecked: verified by a taxonomic editordwergpotfisch  [details]
English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorsmall sperm whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorshort-headed sperm whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorpygmy sperm whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorlesser sperm whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorlesser cachalot  [details]
French Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorcachalot pygméeChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorcachalot nain  [details]
German Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorZwergpotwalUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorZwergpottwal  [details]
Indonesian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorpaus lodan kecil jumba  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcogia di De Blainville  [details]
Japanese Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorzaru kaburiChecked: verified by a taxonomic editoruki kujiraChecked: verified by a taxonomic editortsunabiChecked: verified by a taxonomic editormarugashira-komakkoChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorkomakko  [details]
Korean Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorkkoma-hyang-gorae  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editornykštukinis kašalotas  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΠυγμαίος φυσητήρας  [details]
Norwegian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editordverg-spermhval  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkogia krótkogłowa  [details]
Portuguese Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorcachalote pigmeuChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorcachalote anão  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorкашалот карликовыйChecked: verified by a taxonomic editormalyi kashalotChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorkarlikovyi kashalot  [details]
Slovenian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormali glavač  [details]
Spanish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorcachalote pigmeo  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordvärgkaskelot  [details]
Telugu Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorwongu  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcüce ispermeçet balinasıUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcüce ispermecet balinası  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorКашалот карликовийUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorКарликовий кашалот  [details]
Welsh Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormorfil sberm lleiaf  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of St. Lawrence [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mediterranean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAzores Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Life Information Network - UK 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarineBio.org 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (3 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (204 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (190 nucleotides; 119 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiet deep water squid and octopus, fish, other invertebrates [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype Skull in Laboratoire d'Anatomie compareée du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (Paris); no. JAC 1913-279 (mandible), JAC 1927-3 (calvarium); collected by E. Verreaux. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIUCN Red List Category Data Deficient (DD) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMorphology False gill markings and underslung lower jaw.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Region of Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions Length: male 2.7-3.4 m (9-11'), female 2.6-2.9 (8.5-9.5'), at birth 1.2 m (4') [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution East Pacific; Eastern Atlantic Ocean; Indo-West Pacific; Western Atlantic Ocean [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution all oceans [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat tropical to warm temperate, oceanic, mostly near continental slope [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat offshore [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Van Beneden & Gervais (1880, pl. 20)
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Van Beneden & Gervais (1880, pl. 22)
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Van Beneden & Gervais (1880, pl. 61)
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Stranded pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps) - California, 1955
Stranded pygmy sperm w...
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137113
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2007-12-22 19:25:59Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-08-20 11:25:36Z  checked  Perrin, William
  
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  Citation: Perrin, W. (2014). Kogia breviceps (de Blainville, 1838). In: Perrin, W.F. (2014) World Cetacea Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137113 on 2014-10-30
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