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Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758
Synonym: Physeter catodon
Family: Physeteridae
Order: Cetacea
English: Giant sperm whale
French: Cachalot
Spanish: Ballena esperma
German: Pottwal (There's a German version of this page!)
Norwegian: Spermhval (There's a Norwegian version of this page!)
Migration: interoceanic
CMS-Status: App I & II
Red List 2000: VU

More about whales and dolphins from:
Riede, K. (2001): Global Register of Migratory Species. Weltregister wandernder Tierarten. (p. 64-68)

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(Last update: 18.7.2007 by A. Tappenhölter)