Taxon profile


Dense Beaked Whale
Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Cetartiodactyla - even-toed ungulates »  family Ziphiidae »  genus Mesoplodon - Mesoplodont whales

Scientific synonyms

Delphinus densirostris Blainville, 1817
Mesoplodon sechellensis (Gray, 1846)

Other names

= Blainville's Beaked Whale
= Dense-beaked Whale

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Intertaxon relationships

prey: Lepidopus caudatus (Euphrasen, 1788) - Buttersnoek, Histioteuthis reversa (Verrill, 1880) - Reverse Jewell Squid, Pterygosquilla armata (H. Milne Edwards, 1837)

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [fd143f9c-14e3-4216-b4d8-2c6371562e89]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Mesoplodon densirostris (Blainville, 1817)]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [13244]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Mesoplodon densirostris (Blainville, 1817)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Mesoplodon densirostris Blainville, 1817]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)]

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