Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Tetrapoda > Class Mammalia > Subclass Theria > Order Cetartiodactyla > Suborder Cetancodonta > Infraorder Cetacea > Superfamily Odontoceti > Family Physeteridae > Genus Kogia

Kogia breviceps (de Blainville, 1838)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

KogiaGray, 1846accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Czech: vorvaň malý
 Dutch: dwergpotvis; dwergpotvisch
 English: lesser cachalot; lesser sperm whale; pygmy sperm whale; short-headed sperm whale sources: Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. Marine mammals of the world. FAO Species Identification Guide. Rome. 312 p.
 English-United States: Pygmy Sperm Whale sources: Charles Hussey
 French: cachalot pygmé
 German: Zwergpottwal; Zwergpotwal sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Greek: Πυγμαίος φυσητήρας sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Italian: cogia di De Blainville sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Japanese: komakko; tsunabi; uki kujira; zaru kaburi
 Lithuanian: nykštukinis kašalotas sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian: dverg-spermhval
 Polish: kogia krótkogłowa sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Portuguese: cachalote anão; cachalote pigmeu
 Russian: karlikovyi kashalot; malyi kashalot; кашалот карликовый sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Slovenian: mali glavač sources: Davorin Tome
 Spanish, Castillian: cachalote pigmeo sources: ITIS database
 Swedish: dvärgkaskelot sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Turkish: cüce ispermecet balinası; cüce ispermeçet balinası sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: Карликовий кашалот; Кашалот карликовий sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Welsh: morfil sberm lleiaf

Literature

original description

Blainville, H. de (1838). Sur les cachalots. Ann. fr. étrang. Anat. Physiol. 2:335—337.

basis of record

Mead, J. G. and R. L. Brownell, Jr. (2005). Cetacea. Pages 723--743 in Wilson, D.E. & D.M. Reeder (eds). Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), Johns Hopkins University Press, 2,142 pp.

additional source

Rice, D. W. 1998. Marine mammals of the world. Systematics and distribution. Society for Marine Mammalogy Special Publication 4.

additional source

Hershkovitz, P. (1966). Catalog of living whales. U.S. National Museum Bulletin 246:1--259.

additional source

Carwardine, M., E. Hoyt, R. E. Fordyce and P. Gill. 1998. Whales, dolphins and porpoises. Time-Life Books. Nature Company Guides, USA. 288 p.

additional source

Thomas, M.L.H. (ed.). 1983. Marine and coastal systems of the Quoddy Region, New Brunswick. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 64. 306 p.

additional source

Jefferson, T. A., M. A. Webber and R. L. Pitman. (2008). Marine mammals of the world. Academic Press, Amsterdam.

additional source

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008.

additional source

Perrin, W. F., B. Würsig and J. G. M. Thewissen. (2009). Encyclopedia of marine mammals. Academic Press, Amsterdam.

additional source

King, C. (2009). Terrestrial mammals (Chordata). In: Gordon, D. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity. Volume One: Kingdom Animalia. 584 pp

additional source

Schmidly, D. J. and B. Würsig. 2009. Mammals (Vertebrata: Mammalia) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1343–1352 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

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External Links

Link Marine Life Information Network - UK
Link To GBIF

Citation

Perrin, W. (2012). Kogia breviceps (de Blainville, 1838). In: Perrin, W.F. World Cetacea Database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137113

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Occurrence

 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data

Environment


marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial

Importance

EU Habitat Directive:
annex IV EU Habitat Directive Annex IV: Species of community interest in need of strict protection.
IUCN:
Red List status DD 2008This species is data deficient, there is inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction based on its distribution and/or population status according to the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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