Monodon monoceros

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Range Arctic Ocean
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Cetacea
Family Monodontidae
Genus Monodon (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species • M. monoceros
Conservation Status
(IUCN 3.1)
Near Threatened

A Narwhal (monodon monoceros) is a species of whale known for it's odd tusk which reaches is used in fighting for mates. A narwhal is one of few toothed whales, and lives in arctic areas- mostly the southern tip of Greenland.

It has a strict diet of cod, small arctic fish, cuttlefish, and others.

Marine Marine HabitatsAquariumsGlobal OceansOcean Weather
Vertebrate FishesMammalsReptilesAmphibiansCartilaginous FishesSharks
Invertebrate ArthropodMolluscaEchinodermsCnidaria
Conservation Status Critically EndangeredEndangeredNear ThreatenedVulnerableLeast ConcernData DeficientNot Evaluated

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