Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 53 Issue 2
First record of pygmy killer whale Feresa attenuata Gray, 1874 from India with a review of their occurrence in the World Oceans
R. Jeyabaskaran, Sijo Paul, E. Vivekanandan and K.S.S.M. Yousuf doi: 10.6024/jmbai.2011.53.2.01650-09
The pygmy killer whale Feresa attenuata Gray, 1874 has been reported from Munambam fishing harbour, Kochi for the first time in India. Two specimens, one adult of 2.2 m total length and a calf of 1.5 m were recorded. The sighting/ stranding records from 115 data sets of pygmy killer whales around the world have been documented in the paper. The range of distribution of this species is discussed.
Pygmy killer whale, India, world occurrence, stranding
Date : 09-02-2012