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SPECIES Caperea marginata

Author:Gray, 1846.
Citation:Zool. Voy. H.M.S. "Erebus" and "Terror", 1: 48.
Common Name:Pygmy Right Whale
Type Locality:"Inhab. W. Australia" (= southern hemisphere, temperate waters; see Baker, 1985).
Distribution:Southern hemisphere: cold-temperate waters.
Status:CITES Appendix I; IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Reviewed by Baker (1985).
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    antipodarum Gray, 1864

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