whale1Order Artiodactyla

Family Kogiidae

Scientific Name

Kogia sima

Thumbnail Description

The dwarf whale is the world’s smallest whale species

Size and Weight

LENGTH: 2.7 m (8.9 ft)

WEIGHT: 250 kg (550 lb)

Habitat

Deep coastal waters

Distribution

Virginia, United States, southern Brazil, south coast of Australia, South Africa, Indonesia, British Columbia

Diet

Squid, crab

Reproduction

Unknown

Population

11,000

Lifespan

Unknown

Speed

Unknown

Sounds

Loud clicks

Conservation Status

Data Deficient