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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758

Scientific synonyms and common names

Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758

Synonyms

Physeter catodon | Linnaeus, 1758

Common names

Cachalot [French]
Cachalote [Spanish]
Potvis [Dutch]
Sperm whale [English]

FAO Species Code

PHYS Phys 1 [FAO Species code]
SPW [FAO Species code]

Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus)