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Species profile—Kogia sima (dwarf sperm whale)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Mammalia (mammals) → Kogiidae (pygmy sperm whales) → Kogia sima (dwarf sperm whale)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Mammalia (mammals)
Family
Kogiidae (pygmy sperm whales)
Scientific name
Kogia sima (Owen, 1866)
Common name
dwarf sperm whale
Type reference
Owen, R. (1866). On some Indian Cetacea collected by Walter Elliot, Esq. Transactions of the Zoological Society, London 6(1), 17-47.
WildNet taxon ID
1026
Synonym(s)
Kogia simus
Callignathula simus
Callignathus simus
Physeter simus
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Back on Track (BoT) status
Low
Conservation significant
No
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
Species environment
Marine

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=1026

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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