Cuvier’s Beaked Whale

IUCN global conservation status: Minor preoccupation
ACCOBAMS/IUCN global conservation status: Insufficient data (Mediterranean)
Mediterranean: RegularBlack Sea: Absent

 

 

 

Name:

   Scientific:

From Greek xiphos = sword, indicating a slender beak, and from Latin cavus = hollow and
rostrum = beak, presumably to indicate a marked rostral concavity.

   Common:

After the famous French naturalist and palaeontologist Georges Cuvier, who described the
species in 1823.

 

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