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Short-finned pilot whale (Kaiyodo - Aquatales)
« on: June 12, 2013, 06:30:18 AM »
This is the Short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) from Kaiyodo - Aquatales. The figurine measures approximately 7cm long, bringing the scale to about 1:100.
















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Re: Long-finned pilot whale (Kaiyodo - Aquatales)
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2013, 11:16:41 AM »
One of my Aquatales favouties after the risso dolphin  :)

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Re: Long-finned pilot whale (Kaiyodo - Aquatales)
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2013, 08:30:32 PM »
One of the best figures of this animal
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Re: Long-finned pilot whale (Kaiyodo - Aquatales)
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2013, 11:31:03 AM »
Great photos, especially the "underwater shot"! :) However, this is officially a Short-finned Pilot Whale, Globicephala macrorhynchus (it was even on the bottlecap but I just have the figure without bottlecap, like in your photos). And while it's always necessary to be cautious with the species identification by a manufacturer - especially in this case where two sister species are hard to tell apart - the relative shortness of the flippers and short snout with wide melon do suggest this is G. macrorhynchus instead of G. melas. The faint diagonal stripe from the eye to the dorsal fin also seems to be more common in G. macrorhynchus, too.

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Re: Long-finned pilot whale (Kaiyodo - Aquatales)
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2013, 04:11:05 PM »
Great photos, especially the "underwater shot"! :) However, this is officially a Short-finned Pilot Whale, Globicephala macrorhynchus (it was even on the bottlecap but I just have the figure without bottlecap, like in your photos). And while it's always necessary to be cautious with the species identification by a manufacturer - especially in this case where two sister species are hard to tell apart - the relative shortness of the flippers and short snout with wide melon do suggest this is G. macrorhynchus instead of G. melas. The faint diagonal stripe from the eye to the dorsal fin also seems to be more common in G. macrorhynchus, too.

Thanks for pointing that out! I wasn't too sure which pilot whale it was - just guessing. ;) I better update my post now!