Physeter macrocephalus

Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758

Common Names

Sperm Whale (English), Cachelot (English), Pot Whale (English), Spermacet Whale (English), حوت العنبر (Arabic)

Languages: English

Conservation

Status in Egypt

Accidental?

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution in Egypt

Mediterranean Sea.

Taxonomy

  • Physeter australasianus Desmoulins, 1822 (synonym)
  • Physeter australis Gray, 1846 (synonym)
  • Physeter catodon Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)

References

[Anonymous] (2011).  The Office of Protected Resources.
[Anonymous] (Submitted).  Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities .
M., Basuony., F. Gilbert., & S. Zalat. (2010).  Mammals of Egypt: Atlas, Red Data Listing & Conservation, Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs, Cairo..