Hyperoodon ampullatus (Forster, 1770)
North Atlantic bottlenose whale
photo by FAO

Family:  Ziphiidae (beaked whales)
Max. size:  980 cm TL (male/unsexed); 870 cm TL (female)
Environment:  pelagic; marine; depth range 0 - 1453 m
Distribution:  Atlantic Ocean, Arctic and the Mediterranean. Temperate to Subarctic.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found in deep waters, mostly seaward of the continental slope. Feeds on squid, fish, sea cucumbers, starfish, and prawns on or near the bottom (Ref. 1394). Maximum depth recorded lasted for 70.5 minutes (Ref. 122879). Found in deep waters, mostly seaward of the continental slope. Feeds on squid, fish, sea cucumbers, starfish, and prawns on or near the bottom (Ref. 1394).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 20 October 2020 (C1) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 11.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 24.09.20

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