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The dwarf form of the minke whale, Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacepede, 1804, in Brazil



The dwarf form of the minke whale, Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacepede, 1804, in Brazil



Report of the International Whaling Commission 1996(46): 333-340



In order to verify the available information on the presence of the diminutive or dwarf minke whale in Brazil, a complete review of minke whale records was undertaken. From 1976 to 1993, a total of 24 strandings, sightings and an incidental catch was recorded along the Brazilian South Atlantic coast between June and February. Sexually mature dwarf minke whales were recorded in the minke whale breeding ground off Brazil suggesting an overlapping in the distribution of both ordinary and dwarf minke whales. The latter represented 75% of all confirmed minke whale strandings recorded in Brazil and evidence of spatial segregation by age class was observed. Colour patterns of dwarf minke whales in the southwest Atlantic are similar to those described for other areas but some variable or age dependent differences were verified in qualitative skull characters.

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