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porpoise

the smallest cetacean, 6 ft long weighing 100 lb, black on top, white belly, piscivorous and an excellent swimmer. The common porpoise is Phocaena phocaena. There are other species, e.g. P. sinus (Pacific harbor porpoise).
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Variability of the mitochondrial control region in populations of the harbour porpoise, Phocoena, on interoceanic and regional scales.
phocoena is a coastal species preferring shallow waters close to the shore.
Los casos de osteomielitis fueron leves con excepcion de un caso severo que incluyo la destruccion del tejido oseo a nivel mandibular en un ejemplar maduro de Phocoena spinipinnis.
Variability of the mitochondrial control region in population of the harbour porpoise, Phocoena phocoena, on interoceanic and regional scales.
Asymmetry in the skull of the harbor porpoise Phocoena phocoena (L.
En el presente estudio se describen las lesiones pulmonares macroscopicas y microscopicas producidas por Pseudalius inflexus (Nematoda: Metastrongyloidea: Pseudaliidae) en Phocoena spinipinnis capturados, accidentalmente, por pesca artesanal en aguas de la Reserva Nacional de Paracas en el departamento de Ica, Peru.
Se comprobo la utilidad de la variacion isotopica del colageno del hueso para definir el comportamiento trofico principal de seis especies de delfinidos (Lagenorhynchus australis, Cephalorhynchus commersonii, Grampus griseus, Lissodelphis peronii, Pseudorca crassidens y Lagenorhynchus cruciger) y dos especies de focenidos (Phocoena dioptrica y Phocoena spinipinnis).
Nematoda: Pseudaliidae) de Phocoena spinipinnis (Burmeister, 1865) (Cetacea: Phocoenidae) de Peru.
PCBs, cause of death and body condition in harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena from British waters.
Two marine mammal species that live there year-round are the beluga whale, Delphinapterus leucas, and the harbor porpoise, Phocoena phocoena.