Body pattern brown-grey to black above and pale underneath. Head square, about one third the length of the body. Up to 3.8 m long.
These whales are similar in appearance to the larger Sperm Whale and bare the same characteristically-shaped squared head. They weigh up to 450 kg, growing from 50 kg when first born.
Deep water areas of temperate and tropical waters, to depth of 1400 m.
Worldwide. 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