Accepted scientific name:
Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758 (accepted name) 12 literature references for Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758
Physeter australasianus Desmoulins, 1822 (synonym) 2 literature references for Physeter australasianus Desmoulins, 1822
Physeter australis Gray, 1846 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Physeter australis Gray, 1846
Physeter catodon Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym) 17 literature references for Physeter catodon Linnaeus, 1758
Common names:
Common name Language Country
Sperm Whale English - Click here to show the literature
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Cetacea
Family Physeteridae
Genus Physeter
Distribution: Antarctica/Southern Ocean; East Pacific; Eastern Atlantic Ocean; Indo-West Pacific; Western Atlantic Ocean
Additional data: -
Source database: ITIS, Sep 2009
Latest taxonomic scrutiny: Gardner A.L, 05-Dec-2008
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