whaleOrder Cetacea

Family Phocoenidae

Scientific Name

Phocoena spinipinnis

Thumbnail Description

It appears to be shy, shows little of its body when surfacing and will move quickly away from approaching boats

Size and Weight

LENGTH: 150 cm

WEIGHT: 50–75 kg

Habitat

Coastal waters

Distribution

Northern Peru in Tierra del Fuego, southern Brazil

Diet

Anchovies, hake, mackerel

Reproduction

Unknown

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

Unknown

Baby Name

Calf

Group Name

Schools

Speed

Unknown

Predators

Unknown

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Form groups of 70 individuals

Conservation Status

Data Deficient

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