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Table 1 Morphometric measurements of the two Cuvier’s beaked whales stranded (Ind1 is the specimens from Gabes shore; Ind2 is the specimens from Bizerte shore)

From: First records of Cuvier’s beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris, G. Cuvier 1823) strandings along the Tunisian coast

  Measurements (cm) Ind1 Ind2
1 Total Length 530 630
2 Snout to base of dorsal fin 340
3 Snout to blowhole 63 71
4 Snout to centre of eye 42 63
5 Snout to anterior insertion of flipper 126
6 Snout to anus 390
7 Fluke width 110
8 Maximum length of the pectoral fins 40 42
9 Maximum width of the pectoral fins 16 16.5