Mesoplodon peruvianus   Reyes, Mead & Van Waerebeek, 1991

pygmy beaked whale

Native range | All suitable habitat | Year 2100
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Mesoplodon peruvianus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Mammalia | Cetacea | Ziphiidae
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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 : 370 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394)

Environment
Pelagic

Climate / Range
Subtropical; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 60°W

Distribution
Pacific Ocean: Mexico and Peru.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds on small mid-water fishes, oceanic squid and shrimps (Ref. 1394). Feeds on small mid-water fishes, oceanic squid and shrimps (Ref. 1394).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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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