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.
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.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||beaked whale; Ziphius carvirostris; Indian waters|
|Divisions:||CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment|
|Depositing User:||Geetha P Mrs|
|Date Deposited:||13 Jul 2010 12:26|
|Last Modified:||09 Sep 2015 15:11|
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