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Non-fish Identification: Find Species

Family: Kogiidae pygmy and dwarf sperm whales (See list of species below)

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2 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)


Kogia breviceps
[Pygmy sperm whale]


Kogia sima
[Dwarf sperm whale]
2 Species of Family Kogiidae
(pygmy and dwarf sperm whales)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Kogia breviceps Pygmy sperm whale Atlantic Ocean and Indo-P 340 TL
Kogia sima Dwarf sperm whale Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc 270 TL



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