New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research (1977)

DOI: 10.1080/00288330.1977.9515686


A cranium of Phocoena dioptrica Lahille, 1912, collected at Enderby Island, Auckland Islands, represents the first discovery of the species in the Pacific Ocean, the ten previous records being all from the south-western Atlantic. The species may thus have a circumpolar distribution in subantarctic latitudes. A list of six small cetacean species now known from New Zealand’s subantarctic region is appended.