WoRMS taxon details

Odobenus rosmarus (Linnaeus, 1758)

137077  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137077)

accepted
Species
marine
Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Distribution North America  
Distribution North America [details]

Distribution circumpolar in the Arctic  
Distribution circumpolar in the Arctic [details]
WoRMS (2018). Odobenus rosmarus (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137077 on 2018-10-17
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2010-05-20 10:05:06Z
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2010-05-20 10:09:49Z
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original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record Wilson D.E. & Reeder D.A.M. (1993). Mammals species of the world. A taxonomic and geographic reference. Second edition. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 1206 pp. [details]   

additional source van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 375-376 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station., available online at http://www.gmwsrs.org/main.htm [details]   

additional source Linkletter, L. E. (1977). A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. <em>Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B.</em> 68: p. [details]   

additional source Wilson, D. E., and D. M. Reeder (eds.). 1993. Mammal species of the world. Smithsonian Institution Press., available online at http://vertebrates.si.edu/mammals/msw/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Diet Bivalves, polychaetes, fish [details]

Dimensions Length: 3 m (10') males, 2.5 m (8'3") females; Weight: 1200 kg (2640 lb) males, 800 kg (1760 lb) females [details]

Distribution North America [details]

Distribution circumpolar in the Arctic [details]

Morphology Distinguishing characteristics: long tusks, stout whiskers, large size, square face, colour of skin is brown with sparse red hair. May appear white or red at times. [details]

Predators None [details]

Reproduction Pupping: April to June in Artic; Weaning: two years [details]
 

LanguageName 
Danish hvalros  [details]
Dutch walrus  [details]
English walrus  [details]
German Walross  [details]
Italian tricheco  [details]
Lithuanian vėplys  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Θαλάσσιος ίππος  [details]
Norwegian hvalross  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål hvalross  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk kvalross  [details]
Polish mors  [details]
Russian морж  [details]
Slovenian mrož  [details]
Spanish morsa  [details]
Swedish valross  [details]
Turkish mors aygırıdeniz aygırı morsdeniz aygırı  [details]
Ukrainian МоржКанада Морж  [details]
Welsh morlo ysgithrog  [details]