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Marine mammal bioacoustics

Marine Mammals of Australia and Antarctica

Recently published summary: Erbe, C., Dunlop, R., Jenner, K. C. S., Jenner, M.-N. M., McCauley, R. D., Parnum, I., Parsons, M., Rogers, T., and Salgado-Kent, C. (2017). Review of underwater and in-air sounds emitted by Australian and Antarctic marine mammals. Acoustics Australia, 45, 179-241, doi: 10.1007/s40857-017-0101-z.

Order CetaceaWhales & Dolphins
Suborder MysticetiBaleen Whales
Family Balaenidae
Eubalaena australisSouthern Right Whale
Family Neobalaenidae
Caperea marginataPygmy Right Whale
Family Balaenopteridae
Balaenoptera acutorostrataCommon Minke Whale
Balaenoptera bonaerensisAntarctic Minke Whale
Balaenoptera borealisSei Whale
Balaenoptera edeniBryde's Whale
Balaenoptera musculus brevicaudaPygmy Blue Whale
Balaenoptera musculus intermediaAntarctic Blue Whale
Balaenoptera omuraiOmura's Whale
Balaenoptera physalusFin whale
Megaptera novaeangliaeHumpback Whale
Suborder OdontocetiToothed Whales
Family Delphinidae
Delphinus delphisCommon Dolphin, Short-beaked Common Dolphin
Feresa attenuataPygmy Killer Whale
Globicephala macrorhynchusShort-finned Pilot Whale
Globicephala melasLong-finned Pilot Whale
Grampus griseusRisso's Dolphin, Grampus
Lagenodelphis hoseiFraser’s Dolphin, Sarawak Dolphin
Lagenorhynchus crucigerHourglass Dolphin
Lagenorhynchus obscurusDusky Dolphin
Lissodelphis peroniiSouthern Right Whale Dolphin
Orcaella heinsohniAustralian Snubfin Dolphin
Orcinus orcaKiller Whale
Peponocephala electraMelon-headed Whale
Pseudorca crassidensFalse Killer Whale
Sousa sahulensisAustralian Humpback Dolphin
Stenella attenuataSpotted Dolphin, Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Stenella coeruleoalbaStriped Dolphin, Euphrosyne Dolphin
Stenella longirostrisLong-snouted Spinner Dolphin
Steno bredanensisRough-toothed Dolphin
Tursiops aduncusIndian Ocean Bottlenose Dolphin
Tursiops australisBurrunan Dolphin
Tursiops truncatusBottlenose Dolphin
Family Kogiidae
Kogia brevicepsPygmy Sperm Whale
Kogia simaDwarf Sperm Whale
Family Phocoenidae
Phocoena dioptricaSpectacled Porpoise
Family Physeteridae
Physeter macrocephalusSperm Whale
Family ZiphiidaeBeaked Whales
Berardius arnuxiiArnoux’s Beaked Whale
Hyperoodon planifronsSouthern Bottlenose Whale
Indopacetus pacificusLongman's Beaked Whale
Mesoplodon bowdoiniAndrew’s Beaked Whale
Mesoplodon densirostrisBlainville's Beaked Whale, Dense-beaked Whale
Mesoplodon ginkgodensGinkgo-toothed Beaked Whale
Mesoplodon grayiGray’s Beaked Whale
Mesoplodon hectoriHector’s Beaked Whale
Mesoplodon layardiiStrap-toothed Beaked Whale
Mesoplodon mirusTrue’s Beaked Whale
Tasmacetus shepherdiShepherd’s Beaked Whale
Ziphius cavirostrisCuvier's Beaked Whale, Goose-beaked Whale
Order SireniaSea Cows
Family Dugongidae
Dugong dugonDugong
Order CarnivoraCarnivores
Suborder PinnipediaSeals & Sea Lions
Family OtariidaeEared Seals
Arctocephalus forsteriNew Zealand Fur Seal
Arctocephalus gazellaAntarctic Fur Seal
Arctocephalus pusillus doriferusAustralian Fur Seal
Arctocephalus tropicalisSub-Antarctic Fur Seal
Neophoca cinereaAustralian Sea Lion
Family PhocidaeTrue, Earless, Hair Seals
Hydrurga leptonyxLeopard Seal
Leptonychotes weddelliiWeddell Seal
Lobodon carcinophagaCrabeater Seal
Mirounga leoninaSouthern Elephant Seal
Ommatophoca rossiiRoss Seal