WoRMS taxon details

Balaenoptera borealis Lesson, 1828

137088  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137088)

accepted
Species
marine
Lesson (1828). Compléments des oeuvres de Buffon ou Histoire naturelle des animaux rares, 1 (Cétacés):342 [not pl. 12, = B. acutorostrata] [details]   
Note Coast of Holstein near Gromitz,...  
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Type locality Coast of Holstein near Gromitz, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.  [details]
Distribution Antarctica/Southern Ocean; East Pacific; Eastern Atlantic Ocean; Indo-West Pacific; Western Atlantic Ocean  
Distribution Antarctica/Southern Ocean; East Pacific; Eastern Atlantic Ocean; Indo-West Pacific; Western Atlantic Ocean [details]

Distribution semi-cosmopolitan  
Distribution semi-cosmopolitan [details]
Perrin, W.F. (2018). World Cetacea Database. Balaenoptera borealis Lesson, 1828. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137088 on 2018-07-17
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original description Lesson (1828). Compléments des oeuvres de Buffon ou Histoire naturelle des animaux rares, 1 (Cétacés):342 [not pl. 12, = B. acutorostrata] [details]   

basis of record van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). 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, 50: pp. 375-376 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Carwardine, M., E. Hoyt, R. E. Fordyce and P. Gill. 1998. Whales, dolphins and porpoises. Time-Life Books. Nature Company Guides, USA. 288 p. [details]   

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

additional source Mead, J. G.; Brownell, R. L. Jr. (2005). Cetacea. In Wilson, D.E. & D.M. Reeder (eds). Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), Johns Hopkins University Press, 2,142 pp. 723--743., available online at http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/ [details]   

additional source Rice, D. W. (1998). Marine mammals of the world. Systematics and distribution. Society for Marine Mammalogy Special Publication. 4., available online at http://www.marinemammalscience.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/MarineMammalsOfTheWorld.pdf [details]   

additional source Hershkovitz, P. (1966). Catalog of Living Whales. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. (246): 1-259., available online at https://doi.org/10.5479/si.03629236.246 [details]   

additional source Jefferson, T. A., M. A. Webber and R. L. Pitman. (2008). Marine mammals of the world. Academic Press, Amsterdam. [details]   

additional source IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, available online at http://www.iucnredlist.org [details]   

additional source Perrin, W.F.; Würsig, B.; Thewissen, J.G.M. (2009). Encyclopedia of marine mammals. Second edition. Academic Press: London. ISBN 978-0-12-373553-9. xxix, 1316 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554. [details]   

additional source Schmidly, D. J. and B. Würsig. 2009. Mammals (Vertebrata: Mammalia) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1343–1352 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

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Holotype Skeleton in Berlin Museum, originally described and figured by Rudolphi in 1822 as Balaena rostrata, then as the "rorqual du nord" by Cuvier (1823). Stranded Feb. 21, 1819. [details]

IUCN Red List Category Endangered (EN) [details]

Morphology Distinguishing characteristics: Blow readily visible-6m (20'0 straight column, less dense than fin whale. Curved dorsal fin mid-back. Colour is slate grey, occasional round scars. [details]

Type locality Coast of Holstein near Gromitz, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.  [details]

From other sources
Diet euphausiids, copepods, amphipods, small fish, squid [details]

Dimensions Length: male 42-60 1/2' (12.8-18.5 m), female 44-69' (13.4-21 m), at birth 15' (4.6 m) [details]

Distribution Antarctica/Southern Ocean; East Pacific; Eastern Atlantic Ocean; Indo-West Pacific; Western Atlantic Ocean [details]

Distribution semi-cosmopolitan [details]

Habitat mostly in open ocean [details]

Habitat offshore [details]

Predators None [details]

Reproduction Calving: Winter in unknown localities; Weaning: 7 months [details]
 

LanguageName 
Afrikaans seiwalvis  [details]
Bulgarian Сейвалseyvаl  [details]
Catalan balena del nord  [details]
Czech pletvák severný  [details]
Danish sejhval  [details]
Dutch nordsche vinvischnoordse vinvis  [details]
English sei whalesardine whaleRudolph's rorqualpollack whalenorthern rorqualflatbackfish whaledike whale  [details]
French rorqual de Rudolphbaleine noire  [details]
German Seiwal  [details]
Hebrew לויתן צפוני  [details]
Icelandic sandereydur  [details]
Italian balenottera boreale  [details]
Japanese イワシクジラkaguo kuziraiwasikuziraiwashi kujira  [details]
Korean bori-gorae  [details]
Lithuanian seivalas  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Βορειοφάλαινα  [details]
Norwegian seihvalseichval  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål seihval  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk seikval  [details]
Polish sejwal  [details]
Russian сейвалseivalsaidianoi kitivasevyi polosatikivasevyi kit  [details]
Slovenian zajval  [details]
Spanish seihualrorqual nortenororqual del norterorcual de Rudolphirorcual borealballena seiballena borealballena boba  [details]
Swedish sejval  [details]
Thai plawan klaebkhribdam  [details]
Turkish sey balinası  [details]
Ukrainian СейвалСайдяний китівасевий кит  [details]
Welsh morfil asgellog sei  [details]