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Cuvier's Beaked Whale

Cuvier's Beaked Whale


The size of a Cuvier's Beaked Whale compared to an average human
The size of a Cuvier's Beaked Whale
compared to an average human


Cuvier's Beaked Whale Range Map (Warm Waters Worldwide)
Cuvier's Beaked Whale Range Map
(Warm Waters Worldwide)
Latin Name Ziphius cavirostris
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Warm Waters Worldwide
Colour Tan to Grey/Blue
Length 7 - 7.5 m (23 - 25 ft)
Weight 3 - 4 tonnes (3 - 3.9 tons)
Life Expectancy 40 Yrs

Main Characteristics


Cuvier's Whales are between 7 and 7.5 m (23 - 25 ft) in length and they weigh between 3 and 4 tonnes (3 - 3.9 tons). They are tan to grey/blue in colour.

Habitat

Cuvier's Beaked Whales can be found in tropical and temperate waters worldwide. They avoid coastal areas, preferring areas of deep water over 1,000 m (3,280 ft) deep.

Diet

Cuvier's beaked Whales mainly feed on squid, but they will sometimes feed on fish and occasionally crustaceans.

Breeding

At birth calves are between 2 and 3 m (6.5 - 10 ft) in length and they weigh approximately 270 kgs (595 lbs).

Predators

Humans are predators of Cuvier's Beaked Whales.

Subspecies

There are no subspecies of Cuvier's Beaked Whale.

Interesting Facts

Cuvier's Beaked Whales are also known as:
Goose-Beaked Whale
Goosebeak Whale

This species was first described by Georges Cuvier in 1823.

Similar Animals

Arnoux's Beaked Whale
Shepherd's Beaked Whale
Baird's Beaked Whale
Northern Bottlenose Whale
Southern Bottlenose Whale
Indo-Pacific Beaked Whale
 


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