Mesoplodon traversii (Gray, 1874)
spade-toothed beaked whale
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Family:  Ziphiidae (beaked whales)
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Environment:  pelagic; marine
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean and the Antarctic: New Zealand, Chile and Juan Fernandez.
Diagnosis:  It is distinguished by its prominent melon, and the dark gray or black coloration of the rostrum. It also has a dark eye-patch, white belly and dark flippers.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 30 June 2008 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 29.09.06
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 08.08.19

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