Sperm whales

Sperm whales

Order : Cetacea
Suborder : Odontoceti
Family : Physeteridae

 

Facts about the family Physeteridae, the sperm whales

Main Entry: physeteridae physeteridae is one of more than 1,000,000 entries available at Merriam-WebsterUnabridged. (Full text)

The Physeteridae is diagnosed by two petrosal apomorphies: presence of an incudal process for the articulation of the incus, and an enlarged accessory ossicle. (Full text)

The first family, Physeteridae, is typified by the sperm-whale, and characterized by the absence of functional teeth in the upper jaw; the lower teeth being various, and often much reduced in number. (Full text)

The first family, Physeteridae, is typified by the sperm-whale, and characterized by the absence of functional teeth in the upper jaw; the lower teeth being various, and often mtich reduced in number.

22nd June 1998 The Sperm Whale, Physeter catadon from the family Physeteridae is probably the best known of all the whales with its unique body shape.

(references)Non-English Usage: "Physeteridae" is also a word in the following language with English translations in parentheses.

Ambergris, a strange substance found in large lumps in the lower intestine of sperm whales, is formed around squid beaks that remain in the stomach.

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The difference in size between male and female sperm whales is the greatest of all the cetaceans. (Full text)

The world population size has been reduced by whaling and the estimated current number of Sperm whales is greater than 570,000.

Ambergris, a strange substance found in large lumps in the lower intestine of Sperm whales, is formed around squid beaks that remain in the stomach. (Full text)

Although the Sperm Whale was hunted for several centuries for its meat, oil (used as a lubricant in machinery) and spermaceti (used in candles), the conservational outlook for Sperm Whales is brighter than that for many other whales. (Wiki)

The world population size has been reduced by whaling and the estimated current number of Sperm whales is 1,900,000 (Full text)

The best estimate, that there are between 200,000 and 1,500,000 sperm whales, is based on extrapolations from only a few areas that have useful estimates. (Full text)

Sperm whales are very difficult to study because they spend most of their time in open water, away from coastlines.

Sperm whales are among the deepest diving cetaceans, and are found in all oceans of the world.

SIZE Sperm whales are the largest toothed whales.

We now know that Sperm whales are not dangerous to people.

The Whale-Watching Web: IFAW/Sperm Whales are animals of superlatives (Full text)

Sperm Whales are now common whale-watching attractions, especially in the waters around New Zealand.

Pygmy and dwarf sperm whales are probably not rare, but are not common sightings, because of their offshore distribution and small group sizes.

Sperm whales are the holders of many impressive world records: (Full text)

The team's research has conclusively established that sperm whales are indeed the loudest creatures on Earth. (Full text)

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