Right whales are named as such because whalers considered them the right whales to hunt.
Body length: 5.5-6.5m, Weight: 3-3.5 tonnes.
Pygmy right whales are similar to minke whales and the larger right whales. They have an arched mouth and pronounced dorsal fin. They are a uniform grey colour on the upper part of the body and are paler underneath, without callosities.
Pygmy right whales inhabit the Southern hemisphere in temperate and polar seas.
Pygmy right whales feed mainly on small crustaceans.
They live alone or in pairs.
They are not listed by the IUCN.
Very little known is known about these whales.