Upper body dark grey, white to pale-grey underneath. Lines (throat pleats) underneath from throat past the middle of the body. Dorsal fin with curved edge. Water spray from blowhole is a vertical jet less than 5 m high. Up to 16 m long.
Bryde's Whales feed on shoals of fish and crustaceans. They do not migrate to other waters.
Humans interactions include:
Occasionally caught in fishing equipment.
Open oceans and near coastlines.
Worldwide. Most Australian waters. Potentially near Port Phillip, recorded from Victoria.
Shore (0-1 m)
Shallow (1-30 m)
Deep ( > 30 m)
Plankton or Particles
Recorded in Australia
- CITES : Trade restrictions (Appendix I)
- DSE Advisory List : Data Deficient
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Data Deficient