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A review of small cetaceans from waters off the Arabian Peninsula. Scientific Committee document SC/50/SM6, International Whaling Commission, Muscat, Oman
Baldwin, R.; Van Waerebeek, K.; Gallagher, M. (1998). A review of small cetaceans from waters off the Arabian Peninsula. Scientific Committee document SC/50/SM6, International Whaling Commission, Muscat, Oman. International Whaling Commission: Muscat. 25 pp.

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Keywords
    Delphinus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]; Feresa attenuata Gray, 1874 [WoRMS]; Globicephala Lesson, 1828 [WoRMS]; Grampus griseus (G. Cuvier, 1812) [WoRMS]; Kogia sima (Owen, 1866) [WoRMS]; Neophocaena phocaenoides (Cuvier, 1829) [WoRMS]; Orcinus orca (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; Peponocephala electra (Gray, 1846) [WoRMS]; Pseudorca crassidens (Owen, 1846) [WoRMS]; Sousa chinensis (Osbeck, 1765) [WoRMS]; Stenella attenuata (Gray, 1846) [WoRMS]; Stenella coeruleoalba (Meyen, 1833) [WoRMS]; Stenella longirostris (Gray, 1828) [WoRMS]; Steno bredanensis (G. Cuvier in Lesson, 1828) [WoRMS]; Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821) [WoRMS]; Ziphius cavirostris Cuvier, 1823 [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Dwarf sperm whale, Cuvier’s beaked whale, melon-headed whale, pygmy killer whale, false killer whale, killer whale, short-finned pilot whale, rough-toothed dolphin, Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin, common dolphin, bottlenose dolphin, Risso’s dolphin, spotted dolphin, striped dolphin, spinner dolphin, finless porpoise, Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, Red Sea.

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  • Baldwin, R.
  • Van Waerebeek, K., more
  • Gallagher, M.

Abstract
    Available data on small cetacean species in coastal and offshore waters off peninsula Arabia are reviewed. Species accounts are presented for a total of 16 small cetaceans, including information on the date and source of first records in the region, distribution, stock identity, abundance, external appearance, migrations or local movements, status, incidental takes, directed catches and other threats, ecology, life history and disease/parasites. In addition the origin and present location of all curated specimens are listed. Anecdotal information, such as that obtained from local fishermen and other observers, is also presented.

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