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sperm whale, Physeter catodon

Matthews, L. Harrison

sperm whale, Physeter catodon

by Matthews, L. Harrison

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Published by University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sperm whale

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby L. Harrison Matthews.
    SeriesDiscovery reports -- v. 17
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ115 .D7 v.17
    The Physical Object
    PaginationP. 93-168, [9] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages168
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20697546M

    The Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) is the largest of all toothed whales and is the largest toothed animal alive, measuring up to 18 metres (60 ft) long. The whale was named after the milky-white substance spermaceti found in its head and originally mistaken for sperm. Genus and species Physeter catodon / Physeter macrocephalus (Linnaeus )1 Common names English: Sperm whale Spanish: Ballena Esperma French: Cachalot 2 Biological data P. catodon is the largest of the toothed whales, and the only great whale in the suborder Odontoceti. It.

    Hal Whitehead, in Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals (Third Edition), In , Linnaeus described four sperm whales in the genus Physeter. It soon became clear that all refer to the same species, but there has been a long, and sometimes contentious, debate as to whether Physeter catodon or Physeter macrocephalus has precedence. Click the link for more information., Physeter catodon, found in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is also called cachalot. Male sperm whales may grow to more than 70 ft (21 m) long and females to 30 ft (9 m). Most are dark blue-black all over; a few have white undersides. The large squarish head accounts for one third of the total length.

    Physeter catodon Linnaeus, English: The Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) is the largest of the toothed whales and is the largest toothed animal in the world. The whale was named after the milky-white substance spermaceti found in its head and originally mistaken for sperm. DIET AND FEEDING HABITS OF THE SPERM WHALE (PHYSETER CATODON L.) IN THE COOK STRAIT REGION OF NEW ZEALAND D. E. GASKIN* and M. W. CAWTHORN† Fisheries Research Division, Marine Department, Wellington, New Zealand (Received for publication, 11 November ) SUMMARY Stomachs of sperm whales were examined at the Tory Channel whaling.


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[Beth Fodor]. the Brain of the Sperm Whale (Physeter Catodon L.) BY TOKUZO KOJIMA Brain Institute, University of Tokyo. (Prof. Teizo Ogawa) During the Antarctic expedition on board the Japanese whaling factory ship "Nissin Maru No.

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Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic : L Harrison Matthews. 76; 9 full page photo-plates, 67 text-figures. Publisher’s original printed light blue wrappers, lg 4to (12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches). Discovery Reports volume The current name of the sperm whale is Physeter macrocephalus; this toothed whale has the largest brain of any.

Photos: Fluke of a Sperm Whale Physeter catodon or physeter macrocephalus, male foraging, polar sea, midnight sun, Andenes, Vesteralen. SPERM WHALE FACTS: Description The Sperm Whale is a toothed whale with a huge box-shaped head.

The head is about a third of the total body length, and contains the largest brain of any mammal - the brain weighs in at about 9kg. Sperm Whales can dive to extraordinary depths of up to 3km below the surface and can remain underwater for over 2 hours.

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print. Abstract. The cows with their young give from nothing up to 35 barrels, and seem to go in schools together, and we frequently see from twenty-five to fifty and sometimes one hundred or more in a school, with occasionally a large bull among them, and at times, though seldom, we find all sizes by:   Skeletons of gigantic sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus sometimes P.

catodon) do not currently exist in museums as far as I know (if they ever did) and the only possible evidence of colossal bulls rests in preserved my previous post I discussed a 5 meter (16'") mandible in the British Museum which Wood () estimated to have come from a meter bull; I extended Author: Cameron Mccormick.

The Physeter, “blower”, Prister, or Whirlpool, is an enormous, monstrous whale. The name, originally associated with a spouting sea monster, has today become the scientific name of the sperm whale or cachalot (Physeter macrocephalus).

Pliny states that the largest animals in the Indian Sea are the Pristis (shark) and the Balaena (whale). CETARTIODACTYLA - PHYSETERIDAE - Physeter - Sperm Whales have a broad geographic range (Rice macrocephalus ), and may be present in nearly every marine region Synonyms: Physeter catodon (Linnaeus ) Common names: avoiding waters shallower than m.

Their geographic Sperm Whale, Cachelot, Pot Whale. In two male sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) stranded along the northern California coast with large amounts of fishing net scraps, rope, and other plastic debris in their animal had a ruptured stomach, the other was emaciated, and gastric Cited by: The sperm whale or cachalot (Physeter macrocephalus) is the largest of the toothed whales and the largest toothed is the only living member of the genus Physeter and one of three extant species in the sperm whale family, along with the pygmy sperm whale and dwarf sperm whale of the genus Kogia.

The sperm whale is a pelagic mammal with a worldwide range, and will migrate. Physeter catodon synonyms, Physeter catodon pronunciation, Physeter catodon translation, English dictionary definition of Physeter catodon. Noun 1. Physeter catodon - large whale with a large cavity in the head containing spermaceti and oil; also a source of ambergris cachalot, sperm whale.

Physeter catodon Linnaeus, ; Orkney Description Large toothed whale with huge square head (1//3 of body length), also 2/3 of way along back distinct .Species Physeter catodon sperm whale. Physeter catodon: information (1) Physeter catodon: pictures (7) While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.In recent confusion on the use of Physeter macrocephalus or P.

catodon (both available from Linnaeus ()) for the sperm whale, the arguments ultimately hinge on whether or .