|Scientific name:||Hyperoodon planifrons|
|Range:||Southern Atlantic, Indian, Pacific and Southern oceans|
|Habitat:||Deep oceanic waters|
|Diet:||Squid, fish and bottom-dwelling invertebrates|
Broad with no or small notch in the middle.
Set back on the body. Trailing indented edge.
Small with convex trailing edges.
Whitish or pale grey beak and bulbous melon with indentation beneath. Lower jaw extends beyond upper. Two teeth visible at tip of lower jaw in adult males.
Colour from dark grey to tan or grey-brown with creamy brown or pale grey underside. Young whales are darker than adults.
Projects slightly forward about 1.9m high.
Groups of 2-10, occasionally up to 25.
Dives last 10-60 minutes, may lie at surface for 10 minutes or more, blowing every 30-40 seconds before diving again. Occasionally lobtail or breach.