Marine Mammals Information Database :Illustrated Guide of Marine Mammals

Hubbs' beaked whale

Scientific Name : Mesoplodon carlhubbsi / Japanese Name : habbusuougiha-kujira


Order Cetacea
Suborder Odontoceti
Family Ziphiidae
Genus Mesoplodon
Species carlhubbsi
Subspecies -
Subtype -
CITES Appendix II IUCN RedData Status Data Deficient
Baleen plates or tooth-Upper jaw - Baleen plates or tooth-Lower jaw -
At birth At weaning Adult Adult male Adult female
Body length 8.0ft - 17.5ft - -
Body weight - - 1.5t - -
Feature and Habit
Adult males of the strap-toothed whal have distinct white patch in front of the blowhole. The tip of beak is white. The tooth is large, flattened broad, and erupts at the prominence almost half way between tip of the beak and the gape. There are long grooves at the throat. They have many scars on their body surface. They inhabit in offshore waters. They are in pods of several whales.
Stranding Record(s) in Japan

Marine Mammals Skull Database

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Sex - Reproductive Condition -
Body length - Locality -
Museum No. - Other No. -

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