Sperm Whale

Physeter macrocephalus

Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordata

Class:Mammalia

Order:Cetacea

[Suborder]:Odontoceti

Family:Physeteridae

Genus:Physeter

Species:macrocephalus


Where they live
Sperm whales are divided into Northern and Southern hemisphere populations, and can be found in all oceans. Males range from equator to polar regions, while females and juveniles migrate north too although they usually spend more time in temperate regions.


How long do they live

Sperm whales may live to be 50-70 years of age.


Reproduction

They travel in packs and protect their young. They give live birth and takes 14 -16 months to be born.