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COMMON NAME: Melon-headed Whale

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Peponocephala electra


SUBORDER: Odontoceti

Melon-headed Whale - shutterstock_128496

LENTGH: 2.7m

  • Elongate pointed head, slender body and narrow

  • Rarely seen in the region

  • Difficult to distinguish from the Pygmy Killer Whale

  • Forms tightly packed pods with several hundred
    individuals or more

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