Kogia

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Related to Sperm whale family: cachalot, Physeter
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Noun1.Kogia - pygmy sperm whales
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
Kogia breviceps, pygmy sperm whale - small sperm whale of warm waters of both coasts of North America
dwarf sperm whale, Kogia simus - very small (to 8 feet) sperm whale of central coasts of Atlantic and Pacific
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Only three species belong to the sperm whale family (Kogiidae) and the dwarf sperm whale (Kogia sima) which is the smallest with a maximum length of just 2.