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Caperea marginata   (Gray, 1846)

pygmy right whale
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Cetacea | Neobalaenidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 610 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 650 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 3.2 t (Ref. 1394)

Environment

Pelagic

Climate / Range

Polar; 0°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific, Southern Atlantic and the Antarctic: South Atlantic at 33°40'S, 00°56'E, and at 32°56'S, 12°42'E (Ref. 1522), Southern Hemisphere, between the Antarctic Convergence (Ref. 1394).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds on copepods (Ref. 1394). Feeds on copepods (Ref. 1394).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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References
Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown