Melon-headed whale

species of mammal

The Melon-headed Whale (Peponocephala electra) is a mammal of the oceanic dolphin family.

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It is closely related to the Pygmy Killer Whale and the Pilot Whale. These dolphin species are known by the common name "Blackfish". The Melon-headed Whale is widespread throughout the world's tropical waters, although it is not often seen by humans because it prefers to live in deep water.