Body usually grey with white patches front of forehead, genital region and upper and lower jaws. Triangular teeth in middle of lower jaw. Young whales with darker beaks and paler underneath than adults. Water spray from blowhole is low and diffuse. Up to 5.6 m long.
Individuals of these beaked whales weigh about 1000 kg. They are mostly seen as singles or pairs of animals.
Deep areas beyond the continental shelf in temperate waters of the Southern Hemisphere.
Southern Hemisphere. 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 : Data Deficient