family Physeteridae


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Noun1.family Physeteridae - sperm whales
mammal family - a family of mammals
Odontoceti, suborder Odontoceti - toothed whales: dolphins; porpoises; sperm whales; beaked whales
genus Physeter, Physeter - type genus of the Physeteridae
genus Kogia, Kogia - pygmy sperm whales
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Family Physeteridae: the sperm whale has a long history of industrial exploitation in Chilean waters, where it was the most important whaling resource during the 19th and 20th centuries (70% and 75% of all commercial catches, respectively), however they were mostly caught along the Chilean coast with no mention of their occurrence in the study area (Aguayo-Lobo et al., 1998b).