dwarf sperm whale

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Related to Kogia sima: Physeteridae, Kogia simus, cachalot
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Noun1.dwarf sperm whale - very small (to 8 feet) sperm whale of central coasts of Atlantic and Pacific
toothed whale - any of several whales having simple conical teeth and feeding on fish etc.
genus Kogia, Kogia - pygmy sperm whales
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Common name Scientific name Pantropical spotted dolphin Stenella attenuata Striped dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba Spinner dolphin Stenella longirostris Rough-toothed dolphin Steno bredanensis Bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus Risso's dolphin Grampus griseus Fraser's dolphin Lagenodelphis hosei Melon-headed whale Peponocephala electra Pygmy killer whale Feresa attenuata False killer whale1 Pseudorca crassidens Short-finned pilot whale Globicephala macrorhynchus Killer whale Orcinus orca Sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus Dwarf sperm whale Kogia sima Unidentified Kogia Kogia sima/breviceps Blainville's beaked whale Mesoplodon densirostris Cuvier's beaked whale Ziphius cavirostris Longman's beaked whale Indopacetus pacificus Unidentified Mesoplodon Mesoplodon spp.
The dwarf sperm whale, Kogia sima, was the only confirmed Kogiidae species.
1 1 Unidentified Balaenoptera 13 17 Megaptera novaengliae * 186 246 Kogiidae Kogia sima * 32 60 Unidentified Kogia 2 4 Physeteridae Physeter macrocephalus * 35 348 Ziphiidae Mesoplodon spp * 17 41 M.