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 (+) (-)

 English: cachalote anão; dwarf sperm whale; snub-nosed cachalot sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 French: cachalot nain
 German: kleiner Zwergpottwal sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Greek: Νάνος φυσητήρας sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Japanese: ogawa komakko kujira
 Russian: malyi karlikovyi kashalot; малый карликовый кашалот sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Telugu: wonga

Literature

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

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

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.

Genbank

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External Links

Link To GBIF

Citation

Perrin, W. (2012). Kogia sima (Owen, 1866). 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:159025

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Occurrence

 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data

Environment


marine

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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2008-08-20 by William Perrin

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