whale1Infraorder Cetacea

Family Cetotheriidae

Scientific Name

Caperea marginata

Thumbnail Description

The pygmy right whale was rediscovered in 2012 as it thought to be extinct

Size and Weight

Length: 6 m (20 ft) and 6.5 m (21 ft)

Weight: 3,000 and 3,500 kg

Heaviest specimen: 7,562 lb (3,430 kg)

Habitat

Coastal and pelagic waters of the Southern Hemisphere

Distribution

South Africa, southern South America, New Zealand, The Falkland Islands, the Crozet Islands, south Atlantic Ocean

Diet

Copepods and euphausiids

Reproduction

Unknown

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

Unknown

Speed

3 – 5 knots

Nature

Unknown

Conservation Status

Data Deficient