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Kogia breviceps (Pygmy Sperm Whale)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps) is one of three species of toothed whale in the sperm whale family. They are not often sighted at sea, and most of what is known about them comes from the examination of stranded specimens.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
17
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Not determined do to incomplete vulnerability data.
ED Score: 33.26

Attributes

Gestation [2]  11 months 5 days
Litter Size [2]  1
Litters / Year [2]  1
Maximum Longevity [2]  17 years
Snout to Vent Length [4]  13.12 feet (400 cm)
Water Biome [1]  Benthic, Coastal
Adult Weight [2]  936.088 lbs (424.60 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  180.78 lbs (82.00 kg)
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  100 %
Forages - Marine [3]  100 %

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Distribution

East Pacific; Eastern Atlantic Ocean; Indo-West Pacific; Western Atlantic Ocean;

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Attributes / relations provided by
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6CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
7Diet of Pygmy Sperm Whales (Kogia breviceps) in the Hawaiian Archipelago, Kristi West, William Walker, Robin Baird, Whitney White, Gregg Levine, Eric Brown, David Schofield, MARINE MAMMAL SCIENCE, 25(4): 931–943 (October 2009)
8Food Web Relationships of Northern Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca : a Synthesis of the Available Knowledge, Charles A. Simenstad, Bruce S. Miller, Carl F. Nyblade, Kathleen Thornburgh, and Lewis J. Bledsoe, EPA-600 7-29-259 September 1979
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11Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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