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Mesoplodon traversii   (Gray, 1874)

spade-toothed beaked whale
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Classification
Mammalia | Cetacea | Ziphiidae
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Main reference
van Helden, A.L., A.N. Baker, M.L. Dalebout, J.C. Reyes, K. van Waerebeek and S.C. Baker. 2002. (Ref. 7801)
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Environment
Bathypelagic

Climate / Range
Subtropical; 0°N - 90°S, 158°E - 50°W

Distribution
Pacific Ocean and the Antarctic: New Zealand, Chile and Juan Fernandez.
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Short description
It is distinguished by its prominent melon, and the dark gray or black coloration of the rostrum. It also has a dark eye-patch, white belly and dark flippers.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

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