Ziphius cavirostris   Cuvier, 1823

Cuvier's beaked whale
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Classification
Mammalia | Cetacea | Ziphiidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Tan, J.M.L. 1995. (Ref. 936)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 750 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 700 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 3.0 t (Ref. 1394)

Environment
Pelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 75906); depth range 0 - 8000 m, usually 1000 - 4000 m

Climate / Range
Temperate; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution
Circumglobal. Tropical to polar regions.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Distributed in offshore waters of all oceans; prefer deep water. Feeds mostly on deep sea squid, but also take on fish and some crustaceans (Ref. 936). Reported from 0 m-2079 m (Ref. 083345) but is observed to occur at greater depths based on more recent data and depth habitat use (Kaschner. K., pers. Comm., 20/10/14). Distributed in offshore waters of all oceans; prefer deep water. Feeds mostly on deep sea squid, but also take on fish and some crustaceans (Ref. 936). Common birth length: 270 cm (Ref. 75906).

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