On a new record of Cuvier's beaked whale Ziphius carvirostris from the Indian waters

Pillai, C S G and Mohan, Madan and Kunhikoya, K K (1981) On a new record of Cuvier's beaked whale Ziphius carvirostris from the Indian waters. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 23 (1&2). pp. 218-220.

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Abstract

The Cuvier's beaked whale Ziphius carvirostris Cuvier, 1823 is a rare species mostly leading a solitary life, but is said to be cosmopolitan in distribution. However, this species has been hitherto never recorded from the Indian Ocean from an area ranging from the east coast of South Africa to Tasmania. In view of this topical interest a few notes of a male specimen of this species stranded on the reef flat of Minicoy are provided here.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:beaked whale; Ziphius carvirostris; Indian waters
Subjects:Marine Mammals
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:1363
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:13 Jul 2010 17:56
Last Modified:13 Jul 2010 17:56
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