Species Globicephala melas (Traill, 1809) (Long-finned pilot whale)

Biological classification:
  • kingdom: Animalia
  • - phylum: Chordata
  • -- class: Mammalia
  • --- order: Cetacea
  • ---- family: Delphinidae
  • ----- species: Globicephala melas
Characteristics:carnivore; length: 5-7m; black or dark grey with grey or white marking on throat and belly; sickle-shaped dorsal fin; round head with melon;
South Africa
References:Stuart and Stuart 2007: 272
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Comments: English: 1=Long finned Pilot Whales in the Goban Spur, offshore Ireland.
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Comments: Globiocephalus melas, (Traill). Blackfish. Length, 19 feet. (After Flower).
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