WoRMS taxon details

Kogia breviceps (de Blainville, 1838)

137113  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137113)

Cogia breviceps Benham, 1901 · unaccepted (synonym)
Euphisetes pottsi Tomilin, 1957 · unaccepted (misspelling)
Euphysetes grayii Wall, 1851 · unaccepted (synonym)
Euphysetes macleayi Gill, 1871 · unaccepted (synonym)
Euphysetes pottsi Haast, 1874 · unaccepted (synonym)
Kogia brevirostris Gray, 1865 · unaccepted (synonym)
Kogia floweri Gill, 1871 · unaccepted (synonym)
Kogia goodei True, 1884 · unaccepted (synonym)
Kogia grayi Gill, 1871 · unaccepted (synonym)
Kogia greyi Trouessart, 1898 · unaccepted (synonym)
Kogia macleayi Gill, 1871 · unaccepted (synonym)
Physeter breviceps de Blainville, 1838 · unaccepted (basionym)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(of Physeter breviceps de Blainville, 1838) Blainville, H. de (1838). Sur les cachalots. Ann. fr. étrang. Anat. Physiol. 2:335—337. [details]   
Note Region of Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Region of Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. [details]
Distribution East Pacific; Eastern Atlantic Ocean; Indo-West Pacific; Western Atlantic Ocean  
Distribution East Pacific; Eastern Atlantic Ocean; Indo-West Pacific; Western Atlantic Ocean [details]

Distribution all oceans  
Distribution all oceans [details]
Fordyce, E.; Perrin, W.F. (2024). World Cetacea Database. Kogia breviceps (de Blainville, 1838). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137113 on 2024-07-19
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2008-08-20 11:25:36Z

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original description  (of Physeter breviceps de Blainville, 1838) Blainville, H. de (1838). Sur les cachalots. Ann. fr. étrang. Anat. Physiol. 2:335—337. [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Jefferson TA. & Hung SK. (2007). An updated, annotated checklist of the marine mammals of Hong Kong. Mammalia 71: pp 105-114. [details]   

basis of record Mead, J. G.; Brownell, R. L. Jr. (2005). Cetacea. <em>In Wilson, D.E. & D.M. Reeder (eds). Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), Johns Hopkins University Press, 2,142 pp.</em> 723--743., available online at http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/ [details]   

additional source Rice, D. W. (1998). Marine mammals of the world. Systematics and distribution. <em>Society for Marine Mammalogy Special Publication.</em> 4., available online at http://www.marinemammalscience.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/MarineMammalsOfTheWorld.pdf [details]   

additional source Hershkovitz, P. (1966). Catalog of Living Whales. <em>Bulletin of the United States National Museum.</em> (246): 1-259., available online at https://doi.org/10.5479/si.03629236.246 [details]   

additional source Jefferson, T. A., M. A. Webber and R. L. Pitman. (2008). Marine mammals of the world. Academic Press, Amsterdam. [details]   

additional source IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, available online at http://www.iucnredlist.org [details]   

additional source Perrin, W.F.; Würsig, B.; Thewissen, J.G.M. (2009). Encyclopedia of marine mammals. Second edition. Academic Press: London. ISBN 978-0-12-373553-9. xxix, 1316 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals. <em>in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia.</em> pp. 431-554. [details]   

additional source Schmidly, D. J. and B. Würsig. 2009. Mammals (Vertebrata: Mammalia) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1343–1352 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Liu, J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Carwardine, M., E. Hoyt, R. E. Fordyce and P. Gill. 1998. Whales, dolphins and porpoises. Time-Life Books. Nature Company Guides, USA. 288 p. [details]   

additional source Thomas, M. L. H. (1983). Marine and coastal systems of the Quoddy Region, New Brunswick. <em>Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.</em> 64:1-306. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

ecology source Looby, A.; Erbe, C.; Bravo, S.; Cox, K.; Davies, H. L.; Di Iorio, L.; Jézéquel, Y.; Juanes, F.; Martin, C. W.; Mooney, T. A.; Radford, C.; Reynolds, L. K.; Rice, A. N.; Riera, A.; Rountree, R.; Spriel, B.; Stanley, J.; Vela, S.; Parsons, M. J. G. (2023). Global inventory of species categorized by known underwater sonifery. <em>Scientific Data.</em> 10(1). (look up in IMIS), available online at https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-023-02745-4 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

From editor or global species database
Diet deep water squid and octopus, fish, other invertebrates [details]

Holotype Skull in Laboratoire d'Anatomie compareée du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (Paris); no. JAC 1913-279 (mandible), JAC 1927-3 (calvarium); collected by E. Verreaux. [details]

IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient (DD) [details]

Morphology False gill markings and underslung lower jaw.  [details]

Type locality Region of Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. [details]

From other sources
Dimensions Length: male 2.7-3.4 m (9-11'), female 2.6-2.9 (8.5-9.5'), at birth 1.2 m (4') [details]

Distribution East Pacific; Eastern Atlantic Ocean; Indo-West Pacific; Western Atlantic Ocean [details]

Distribution all oceans [details]

Habitat offshore [details]

Habitat tropical to warm temperate, oceanic, mostly near continental slope [details]

Afrikaans dwergpotvis  [details]
Basque katxalote pigmeoa  [details]
Czech vorvaň malý  [details]
Dutch dwergpotvisdwergpotfisch  [details]
English small sperm whaleshort-headed sperm whalepygmy sperm whalelesser sperm whalelesser cachalot  [details]
French cachalot pygméecachalot nain  [details]
German ZwergpotwalZwergpottwal  [details]
Indonesian paus lodan kecil jumba  [details]
Italian cogia di De Blainville  [details]
Japanese コマッコウzaru kaburiuki kujiratsunabimarugashira-komakkokomakko  [details]
Korean kkoma-hyang-gorae  [details]
Lithuanian nykštukinis kašalotas  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Πυγμαίος φυσητήρας  [details]
Norwegian dverg-spermhval  [details]
Polish kogia krótkogłowa  [details]
Portuguese cachalote pigmeucachalote anão  [details]
Russian кашалот карликовыйmalyi kashalotkarlikovyi kashalot  [details]
Slovenian mali glavač  [details]
Spanish cachalote pigmeo  [details]
Swedish dvärgkaskelot  [details]
Telugu wongu  [details]
Turkish cüce ispermeçet balinasıcüce ispermecet balinası  [details]
Ukrainian Кашалот карликовийКарликовий кашалот  [details]
Welsh morfil sberm lleiaf  [details]