Common porpoises

Common porpoises

Order : Cetacea
Suborder : Odontoceti
Family : Phocoenidae
Genus : Phocoena


Animals in the genus Phocoena

Harbor porpoise
Facts about the genus Phocoena, the common porpoises

Common Porpoise Common porpoises are mammals.

Common porpoises are frequently sighted from boats.

phocoena is distributed in the North Atlantic Ocean and ranges on the western side from Cumberland Sound on the east coast of Baffin Island, south-east along the eastern coast of Labrador to Newfoundland and the Gulf of St.

Phocoena phocoena is not a member of any public groups

World Range & HabitatThe Harbor porpoise, Phocoena phocoena, is found in shallow, coastal waters of the North Atlantic, North Pacific, and Black Sea in temperate and subarctic waters of less than 15°C.

phocoena is not quite clear, perhaps it is similar to the life span of their relatives in the North Atlantic - about 7-8, maximum 15 years. (Full text)

European status and distribution The harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena is widespread throughout the cold and temperate seas of Europe, including the North Sea (except in the south), the Skagerrak, Kattegat, Irish Sea, the seas west of Ireland and Scotland, northwards to Orkney and Shetland and off the coasts of Norway. (Full text)

DescriptionPhocoena phocoena is a small cetacean with a blunt short beaked head. (Full text)

as a rule Common Porpoises are timid and rather wary of swimmers or boats. (Full text)

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