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This is the list of marine mammals found in Australian waters. It is a sub-list of the list of mammals of Australia.

Conservation status listed follows the IUCN red list of threatened species (v. 2013.2; data current at 3 March 2014):

EX - extinct

EW - extinct in the wild
CR - critically endangered
EN - endangered
VU - vulnerable
NT - near threatened
LC - least concern
DD - data deficient

NE - not evaluated
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Cetacea

Balaenidae

Balaenopteridae

  • Minke whale, Balaenoptera acutorostrata LC
  • Southern minke whale, Balaenoptera bonaerensis DD
  • Sei whale, Balaenoptera borealis EN
  • Pygmy Bryde's whale, Balaenoptera edeni DD
  • Omura's whale, Balaenoptera omurai DD
  • Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus EN (ssp. brevicauda - Pygmy Blue Whale: DD, ssp. intermedia: CR)
  • Fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus EN
  • Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae LC (Oceania subpopulation: EN)

Delphinidae

Kogiidae

  • Pygmy sperm whale, Kogia breviceps DD
  • Dwarf sperm whale, Kogia simus DD

Neobalaenidae

Phocoenidae

  • Spectacled porpoise, Phocoena dioptrica DD

Physeteridae

Ziphiidae

  • Arnoux's beaked whale, Berardius arnuxii DD
  • Southern bottlenose whale, Hyperoodon planifrons LC
  • Longman's beaked whale, Indopacetus pacificus DD
  • Andrews' beaked whale, Mesoplodon bowdoini DD
  • Blainville's beaked whale, Mesoplodon densirostris DD
  • Ginkgo-toothed beaked whale, Mesoplodon ginkgodens DD
  • Gray's beaked whale, Mesoplodon grayi DD
  • Hector's beaked whale, Mesoplodon hectori DD
  • Strap-toothed whale, Mesoplodon layardii DD
  • True's beaked whale, Mesoplodon mirus DD
  • Shepherd's beaked whale, Tasmacetus shepherdi DD
  • Cuvier's beaked whale, Ziphius cavirostris LC

Sirenia

Dugongidae

Carnivora

Pinnipedia

Otariidae

  • New Zealand fur seal, Arctocephalus forsteri LC
  • Antarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus gazella LC
  • Australian fur seal, Arctocephalus pusillus LC
  • Subantarctic fur seal, Arctocephalus tropicalis LC
  • Australian sea lion, Neophoca cinerea EN
  • New Zealand sea lion, Phocarctos hookeri VU

Phocidae

  • Leopard seal, Hydrurga leptonyx LC
  • Weddell seal, Leptonychotes weddellii LC
  • Crabeater seal, Lobodon carcinophaga LC
  • Southern elephant seal, Mirounga leonina LC
  • Ross seal, Ommatophoca rossii LC
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