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 sima (Owen, 1866)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

KogiaGray, 1846accepted genus name

Species group names

Kogia simus (Owen, 1866) orthographic variant
Kogia simus (Owen, 1866) synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Afrikaans: dwergpotvis
 English: cachalote anão; dwarf sperm whale; snub-nosed cachalot sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 French: cachalot nain
 German: kleiner Zwergpottwal; Kleinstpottwal sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Indonesian: paus lodan kecil
 Japanese: ogawa komakko kujira
 Korean: soe-hyang-gorae
 Polish: kogia płaskonosa sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Portuguese: cachalote anao
 Russian: malyi karlikovyi kashalot; малый карликовый кашалот sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Telugu: wonga
 Thai: plawan hua thui khrae
 Turkish: cüce ispermecet balinası


original description

Owen,[R.]. (1866). On some Indian Cetacea collected by Walter Elliot, Esq. Transactions of the Zoological Society, London 6(1);30, pl. 10--14.

basis of record

Culik, B. 2000. Convention on Migratory Species: Whales and Dolphins.

additional source

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

additional source

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

additional source

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

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.

additional source

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.





External Links

GenBank (210 nucleotides; 168 proteins)
Barcode of Life


Perrin, W. (2014). Kogia sima (Owen, 1866). In: Perrin, W.F. (2014) World Cetacea Database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159025




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