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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804 
AphiaID: 137087

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapoda (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMammalia (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTheria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetartiodactyla (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetancodonta (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetacea (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMysticeti (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenopteridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgaphelus gibbosus Cope, 1968 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena gibbosa Cope, 1868 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena microcephala Tomilin, 1957 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena minima Rapp, 1837 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena minima borealis Knox, 1838 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena rostrata Fabricius, 1780 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera acutorostrata thalmaha Deraniyagala, 1963 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera acuturostrata Lacépède, 1804 (lapsus calami)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera davidsoni Scammon, 1872
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera eschrichtius Rasch, 1845 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera microcephala Gray, 1850 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera rostrata Van Beneden & Gervais, 1880 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera thalmaha (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera thalmaha thalmaha Deranyagala, 1963 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterobalaena minor Eschricht, 1849 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterobalaena minor bergensis Eschricht, 1849 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterobalaena minor groenlandica Eschricht, 1849 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterobalaena nana Barkow, 1862 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterobalaena nana pentadactyla Barkow, 1862 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterobalaena nana tetradactyla Barkow, 1862 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterobalaena pentadactyla Flower, 1865 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRorqualus minor Hamilton, 1837 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSibbaldius mondinii Capellini, 1877 (synonym)
Sources  original description de Lacépède, B. G. E. (1804). Histoire naturelle des cétacées. In Buffon, Histoire naturelle, vol. 37:317. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Afrikaans Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorminke-walvis  [details]
Aleut Checked: verified by a taxonomic editoragamakhchik  [details]
Catalan Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorqual d'aleta blanca  [details]
Chukot Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorkauchikan uiiut  [details]
Czech Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorplejtvák stikovitý  [details]
Danish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorvågehvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorsildepiskerChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorlille Rorhval  [details]
Dutch Checked: verified by a taxonomic editordwergvinvisChecked: verified by a taxonomic editordwergfinvisch  [details]
English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorsummer whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorsharp-headed finner whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorqual aliblancoChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorpikehead whaleUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editornorthern minke whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMinkie's whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorminke whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorlittle piked whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorlittle finnerChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorlesser piked whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorlesser finbackChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorleast rorqualChecked: verified by a taxonomic editordwarf minke whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorDavidson's whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorcommon minke whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbeaked rorqualChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbay whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbagwhale  [details]
French Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorqual mineurChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorqual à rostreChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorqual à museau pointuChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorpetit rorqualChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbalenoptere a bec aiguChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleine d'été  [details]
German Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorZwergwalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpitzkopf-Finnfisch  [details]
Hebrew Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorלויתן גוץ  [details]
Icelandic Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorhrefnaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhrafureydur  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbalenottera rostrataUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbalenottera minore  [details]
Japanese Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorminkuChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorkupokaruChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorkoiwashi kujira  [details]
Kalaallisut Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorchikagulik  [details]
Korean Checked: verified by a taxonomic editormingkeu-gorae  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormažasis ruožuotis  [details]
Malagasy Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortrozona maran-doha  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΡυγχοφάλαινα  [details]
Norwegian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorvågehvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorvaage-QvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorvaagehvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorrebbehvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorminkies hvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorminkehval  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorvågehval  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorvågekval  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpłetwal karłowaty  [details]
Portuguese Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleia-minke-anaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleia minke  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorмалый полосатикUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorили остроголовый полосатикChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorzalivovChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorostromordyi polosatikChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorostrogolovyi polosatikChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorminkeChecked: verified by a taxonomic editormalyi polosatikaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorkarlikovyi polosatik  [details]
Slovenian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorŠčukasti kit  [details]
Spanish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorqual pequeñoChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorqual de aleta blancaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorcual picudoChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorcual menorChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorcual enanoChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorcual de MinkeUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrorcual aliblancoChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorballena minkeUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorballena menorChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorballena enana  [details]
Swedish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorvinkvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorvikvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorvikarehvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorspetsnäbbad finnfisk  [details]
Thai Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorplawan klaebkhribkhaodam  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbayağı minke balinası  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorСмугач малий  [details]
Welsh Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormorfil pigfainChecked: verified by a taxonomic editormorfil minke  [details]
Yupik languages Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorqungvughaqChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorchikagulik  [details]
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 Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera acutorostrata acutorostrata Lacepede, 1804
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera acutorostrata scammoni Deméré, 1986

Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera acutorostrata bonaerensis Deraniyagala, 1960 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera bonaerensis Burmeister, 1867
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera acutorostrata davidsoni Tomilin, 1957 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera acutorostrata scammoni Deméré, 1986
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera acutorostrata thalmaha Deraniyagala, 1963 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804
Environment marine
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Southern Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSubantarctic Waters [details]
(no group)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAntarctica [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorWorld Oceans [details]
From regional or thematic species database
North Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
From other sources
Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of St. Lawrence [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSt. Lawrence Estuary [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenyan Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mediterranean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAzores Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouthern Bight [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles (doubtful[details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorwegian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPennella balaenopterae Koren & Danielssen, 1877 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Life Information Network - UK 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (5 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (89 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (442 nucleotides; 259 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype None; name based on general accounts by authors and the description of a young individual stranded in 1791 near Cherbourg, France. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIUCN Red List Category Least Concern (LC) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMorphology Distinguishing characteristics: white flipper patches. Blow not readily visible. Colour is light grey with white belly. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPredators Killer whale (Orcinus orca) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Cherbourg, France [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet schooling fish and various invertebrates [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions Length: male 22-32' (6.7-9.8 m), female 24-35' (7.3-10.7 m), at birth 8'+ (2.4 m+) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution circum-global [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution East Pacific; Eastern and Atlantic Ocean; Indo-West Pacific [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution On a small note in Dubar (1828) was written that this species was stranded in Blankenberge (Belgium) in 1837

(Dubar, J. (1828). Ostéographie de la baleine échouée à l'est du port d'Ostende, le 4 novembre 1827; précédée d'une notice sur la découverte et la dissection de ce Cétacée. Laurent Frères, Imprimeurs-Libraires: Bruxelles, Belgium. 61, 13 folded plates pp.) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat inshore to offshore [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137087
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2008-08-20 11:25:36Z  checked  Perrin, William
  
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  Citation: Perrin, W. (2014). Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804. In: Perrin, W.F. (2014) World Cetacea Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137087 on 2014-07-10
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