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SPECIES Mesoplodon peruvianus

Author:Reyes, Mead, and Van Waerebeek, 1991.
Citation:Marine Mammal Sci., 7(1): 1, 6 figs.
Common Name:Pygmy Beaked Whale
Type Locality:"Playa Paraiso (1112' S), Huacho, Lima, Peru."
Distribution:E South Pacific, E North Pacific: cold-temperate to tropical waters. Known from the coast of Peru between Playa Paraiso (11S) and San Juan de Marcona (15S). Two specimens are known from near La Paz, Baja California, Mexico (Urban-Ramirez and Aurioles-Gamboa, 1992).
Status:CITES Appendix II; IUCN Data Deficient.
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