First record of pygmy killer whale Feresa attenuata Gray, 1874 from India with a review of their occurrence in the World Oceans

Jeyabaskaran, R and Sijo Paul, and Vivekanandan, E and Yousuf, K S S M (2011) First record of pygmy killer whale Feresa attenuata Gray, 1874 from India with a review of their occurrence in the World Oceans. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 53 (2). pp. 208-217.

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Abstract

The pygmy killer whale Feresa attenuata Gray, 1874 has been reported from Munambam fishing harbour, Kochi for the first time in India. Two specimens, one adult of 2.2 m total length and a calf of 1.5 m were recorded. The sighting/ stranding records from 115 data sets of pygmy killer whales around the world have been documented in the paper. The range of distribution of this species is discussed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pygmy killer whale; India; world occurrence; stranding
Subjects:Marine Mammals > Whales
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:8840
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:14 Feb 2012 09:46
Last Modified:28 Mar 2012 11:35

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