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SPECIES Peponocephala electra

Author:Gray, 1846.
Citation:Zool. Voy. H.M.S. "Erebus" and "Terror", 1: 35.
Common Name:Melon-headed Whale
Type Locality:None given, unknown.
Distribution:Worldwide: tropical to warm-temperate waters.
Status:CITES Appendix II; IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Historically this species was included in the genus Lagenorhynchus.
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Synonyms:

    asia (Gray, 1846)
    fusiformis (Owen, 1866)
    pectoralis (Peale, 1848)

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