Melon-headed whales travel close together in herds of 150 to 1,500 animals. They swim fast and barely break the water, whipping the sea surface into a froth. Despite ranging throughout the world ocean, melon-headed whales, like pygmy killer whales, are rarely reported at sea.

Peponocephala electra
Size: 2.3 to 2.7 m, 160 kg. Males slightly larger than females
Calves at birth: 65 to 112 cm
Teeth: 21 to 25 sharply pointed teeth on each side of upper and lower jaws
Food: Squid and various small fish
Habitat: Deep offshore waters
Range: Tropical and subtropical world ocean
Status: Population unknown

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