Cetaceans in the southwest Indian Ocean: a review of diversity, distribution and conservation issues




This paper review information on the diversity, distribution and conservation issues to cetaceans in this region. To date, up to 33 species of cetaceans have been recorded in the southwest Indian Ocean: 16 delphinids (Stenella longirostris, Stenella attenuata, Stenella coeruleoalba, Delphinus spp., Steno bredanensis, Grampus griseus, Sousa chinensis, Tursiops truncatus, Tursiops aduncus, Globicephala melas, Globicephala macrorhynchus, Pseudorca crassidens, Orcinus orca, Lagenodelphis hosei, Feresa attenuata, Peponocephala electra), 8 large toothed whales (Physeter macrocephalus, Kogia sima, Kogia breviceps, Mesoplodon pacificus, Mesoplodon densirostris, Mesoplodon mirus, Ziphius cavirostris, Mesoplodon gingkodens) and 7 baleen whales.








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- Inglês


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- Biodiversidade Marinha


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Diversidade biológica e cultural


- Nenhuma / Não aplicável



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