Caperea marginata   (Gray, 1846)

pygmy right whale
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Classification
Mammalia | Cetacea | Neobalaenidae
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Main reference
Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)
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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
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).
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources
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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