Variable colouration, including yellow-grey to dark brown with pale grey to white face and beak. White oval scars are sometimes present across the body. Up to 7 m long.
Cuvier's Beaked Whales are often found in small pods of around 15 individuals. Breeding occurs year-round.
Tropical to polar offshore waters, to depths greater than 200 m.
Worldwide. Most Australian waters. Potentially near Port Phillip, recorded from Victoria.
Recorded in Australia
- CITES : Trade restrictions (Appendix II)
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least concern