COMMON NAME: Cuvier's Beaked Whale

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ziphius cavirostris


SUBORDER: Odontoceti


  • Light brown to black in colour

  • Protruding lower jaw gives a beaked head shape

  • Mostly solitary but occasionally found in groups of
    2-3 individuals

  • Rare and elusive species with only a dozen or so
    recorded in the region