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Neobalaenidae (Pygmy Right Whales) is a family of mammals. Reproduction is dioecious.

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EOL has data for 16 attributes, including:

  • conservation status
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    CITES Appendix II
    • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/CITES_II
    • Definition: Appendix II lists species that are not necessarily now threatened with extinction but that may become so unless trade is closely controlled. It also includes so-called "look-alike species", i.e. species whose specimens in trade look like those of species listed for conservation reasons. International trade in specimens of Appendix-II species may be authorized by the granting of an export permit or re-export certificate. No import permit is necessary for these species under CITES (although a permit is needed in some countries that have taken stricter measures than CITES requires). Permits or certificates should only be granted if the relevant authorities are satisfied that certain conditions are met, above all that trade will not be detrimental to the survival of the species in the wild. (See Article IV of the Convention)
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  • locomotion
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    lift powered swimming
    • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/lift_based_swimming
    • Definition: Hydrofoils, or fins, are used to push against the water to create a normal force to provide thrust, propelling the animal through water. The reduction of fin cross-sectional area helps to minimize drag, and therefore increase efficiency. Regardless of size of the animal, at any particular speed, maximum possible lift is proportional to (wing area) x (speed)<sup>2</sup>. Dolphins and whales have large, horizontal caudal hydrofoils, while many fish and sharks have vertical caudal hydrofoils.
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  • mineralized skeleton contains
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    apatite
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  • number of public records in BOLD
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    2
Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of pygmy right whales. View this species on GBIF

pygmy right whales Habitats

The environments in which many pygmy right whales species are known to live. Select an environment to see its pygmy right whales species checklist.

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Pygmy Right Whale Habitats

The environments in which many pygmy right whales species are known to live. Select an environment to see its pygmy right whales species checklist.

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