Mesoplodon layardii tends to live in the cold temperate waters of the Southern Hemisphere. A majority of the sightings have been around Australia, New Zealand, and Tasmania, but there have also been sightings in South Africa, Namibia, the Falkland Islands, Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay.
Biogeographic Regions: indian ocean (Native ); atlantic ocean (Native ); pacific ocean (Native )
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- Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. 2002. "Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network" (On-line ). Accessed 11/04/02 at http://www.sci.tamucc.edu/tmmsn/29Species/MoreSpec/straptoothedwhale.html.