Southern bottlenose whales have a wider distribution than their northern relatives.
Body length: 6-7.5m, Weight: 6-8 tonnes.
Southern bottlenose whales are dark grey/brown, with a pale underside. They sometimes have a pale band around the neck, and a small dolphin-like beak. The forehead is bulbous and they have a small dorsal fin. The body is often scarred, suggesting aggression between other southern bottlenose whales.
They inhabit the South Atlantic, Indian and South Pacific Ocean.
Southern bottlenose whales feed on squid.
They live in groups of 1-25. They are able to dive for over an hour.
Southern bottlenose whales are classified as Lower Risk by the 2000 Red List.