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New Gulf of Guinea (Africa) range state records for pygmy killer whale (Feresa attenuata) and Fraser's dolphin (Lagenodelphis hosei)

  • Caroline R. Weir (a1) (a2), Luis Goncalves (a3) and Duncan May (a4)

The cetacean fauna inhabiting the poorly-studied waters of the eastern tropical Atlantic (ETA), along the west coast of Africa, is still being described. Information on the cetacean species occurring in specific ETA range states is important for understanding their geographical distribution ranges and for implementing conservation and management measures. Here we provide photographically-verified records for the occurrence of pygmy killer whale (Feresa attenuata) off Côte d'Ivoire and of Fraser's dolphin (Lagenodelphis hosei) off Gabon. These records represent new range state records for both species, and are also the first verified at-sea sightings in the ETA and the Gulf of Guinea respectively.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: C.R. Weir, Ketos Ecology, 4 Compton Road, Kingsbridge, TQ7 2BP, UK email:
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