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Southern bottlenose whale

Hyperoodon planifrons

Southern bottlenose whale

Southern bottlenose whale

See all species Despite being the most commonly sighted species of beaked whale in the Antarctic, the southern bottlenose whale is one of the least well-studied species in the family Ziphiidae. The southern bottlenose whale forms an ‘anti-tropical species pair’ with the northern bottlenose whale. Other names: Antarctic bottlenose whale, Flatheaded bottlenose whale, Flathead Male…

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