This whale species includes two discrete sub-species: the Atlantic dwarf sperm whale and the Indo-Pacific dwarf sperm whale. They are called dwarf whales as they are pretty small compared to most species of whales; they’re even smaller than some species of dolphins. Orca (a predatory dolphin) is also known to prey on dwarf sperm whales.
The rarity of dwarf sperm whales usually dismisses the threats of commercial hunting; however, many scientists hypothesize that their scarceness might be due to extensive hunting in the past. Other than that, marine debris and accidental traps in fishing nets are still rising concerns that need to be addressed.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Group
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No