COMMON NAME: Melon-headed Whale

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Peponocephala electra

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SUBORDER: Odontoceti

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LENTGH: 2.7m

  • Elongate pointed head, slender body and narrow
    flippers

  • Rarely seen in the region

  • Difficult to distinguish from the Pygmy Killer Whale

  • Forms tightly packed pods with several hundred
    individuals or more