WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)

137091

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137091

accepted
Species
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera sulcata· accepted, alternate representation
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterobalaena gigantea· accepted, alternate representation
marine
Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up
page(s): 75 [details]   

(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena physalus Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote "Oceano Europaeo," specifically the...  
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality "Oceano Europaeo," specifically the Spitzbergen Sea [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality "Oceano Europaeo," specifically the...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality "Oceano Europaeo," specifically the Spitzbergen Sea [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution in all oceans  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution in all oceans [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Antarctica/Southern Ocean; East Pacific;...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Antarctica/Southern Ocean; East Pacific; Eastern Atlantic Ocean; Indo-West Pacific; Western Atlantic Ocean [details]
Perrin, W. (2008). Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Perrin, W.F. (2017). World Cetacea Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137091 on 2017-11-20

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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. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up
page(s): 75 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena boops Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena physalus Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [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 Thomas, M.L.H. (ed.). 1983. Marine and coastal systems of the Quoddy Region, New Brunswick. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 64. 306 p. [details]   

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source Mead, J. G. and R. L. Brownell, Jr. (2005). Cetacea. Pages 723--743 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., 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]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera musculus Van Beneden & Gervais, 1880) 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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera musculus Van Beneden & Gervais, 1880) 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] 

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena physalis Kerr, 1792) 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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype None; based primarily on the "finfish" of Martens (1675) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIUCN Red List Category Endangered (EN) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMorphology Distinguishing characteristics: white lower jaw on right, gray on left. Blow readily visible-10 m(33') tall, straight column. Curved dorsal fin closer to tail. light grey with white belly, occasional blotches of orange/yellow, blaze or chevron extending from eye across back. Fin and blue whales have the deepest, loudest voices in the ocean, letting them communicate over great distances. Second largest living animal after the blue whale. [details]

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

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Calving: December to April in Northern Hemisphere, austral winter in Southern Hemisphere, in unknown localities; Weaning: 1 year [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality "Oceano Europaeo," specifically the Spitzbergen Sea [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet schooling fish, euphasiids and other invetebrates, copepods (when young), squid [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions Length: male 58-82' (17.7-25 m), female 60-88 1/2' (18.3-27 m), at birth 19 1/2' + (5.9 m+) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution in all oceans [details]

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

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat mostly offshore but also near the coast [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorImportance In the North-West Atlantic region, it is the dominant large cetacean species in all seasons, with the largest standing stock, the largest food requirements, and therefore the largest impact on the ecosystem of any cetacean species. [details]
 

LanguageName 
Afrikaans Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorvinwalvis  [details]
Aleut Checked: verified by a taxonomic editormangidakhChecked: verified by a taxonomic editormangidadakh  [details]
Arabic Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorharcul chaii  [details]
Bulgarian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorФинвалUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorСин кит [from synonym]Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsin kit [from synonym]Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorfinvаl  [details]
Catalan Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorqual comú  [details]
Chukot Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorniltkhokkein uiiutChecked: verified by a taxonomic editornilchoken biuu  [details]
Croatian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorveliki kit  [details]
Czech Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorplejtvák myšok  [details]
Danish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSilde-RorenUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorfinhvalUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblåhval [from synonym]  [details]
Dutch Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorvinvisChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgewone vinvisUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblauwe vinvis [from synonym]  [details]
English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorrazor backChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorherring whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorfinnerUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorfinback whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorfin whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorcommon rorqualChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorcommon finwhaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorcommon finback whaleUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblue whale [from synonym]Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorbig finner  [details]
French Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorvraie baleineChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorqual communUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbaleine bleue [from synonym]Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleine américaine  [details]
German Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSchnabelwalUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSchanelwal [from synonym]Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRiesenwal [from synonym]Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFinnwalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorFinnfischUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBlauwal [from synonym]  [details]
Hebrew Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorלויתן ענק [from synonym]Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorלויתן מצויUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorלווייתן מצויChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorlivyatan matzui  [details]
Icelandic Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorsildrekiChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorsildrekChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorlangreydurChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhunfubaksChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorfurehvalerChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorfinnhvaler  [details]
Indonesian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorpaus sirip  [details]
Italian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorqualoChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorqualloChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorqual comuneChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbalenottera fisalloChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbalenottera comuneUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbalenottera azzurra [from synonym]  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorナガスクジラChecked: verified by a taxonomic editornagasu kujira  [details]
Kalaallisut Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortunnolikChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorkeporkarnak  [details]
Korean Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorcham-gorae  [details]
Koryak Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorvapakylichan  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormėlynasis banginis [from synonym]Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorfinvalas  [details]
Malagasy Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortrozona amam-bombo  [details]
Maltese Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaliena mbacca  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΠτεροφάλαιναUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΓαλάζια φάλαινα [from synonym]Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorpterofálaina  [details]
Norwegian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorstor-hvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorsildrörChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorsildehvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorenChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorloddehvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorfinqvalUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorfinnhvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorfinhvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorfinefiskUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblåhval [from synonym]  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorfinnhvalUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblåhval [from synonym]  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorfinnkvalUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblåkval [from synonym]  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpłetwal błękitny [from synonym]Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorfinwal  [details]
Portuguese Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleia-finaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleia-comum  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorфинвалUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorсельдяной китUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorкит синий [from synonym]Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorseldianoi polosatikChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorobyknovennyi polosatikChecked: verified by a taxonomic editornastoiashchiy polosatikChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorfinval  [details]
Sami languages Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorreider  [details]
Slovenian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsinji kit [from synonym]Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbrazdasti kit  [details]
Spanish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorcual de aletaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorcual comúnUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrorcual azul [from synonym]Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorkilaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorballena fisalusChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorballena finChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorballena de aletaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorballena boba  [details]
Swedish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorsillvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorsillhvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorrörvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorfinnfiskUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblåval [from synonym]  [details]
Turkish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editoruzun balinaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgök balinası [from synonym]Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgök balina [from synonym]Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorfin balinasıUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorfin balinasi  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorФінвалUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorСмугастик Брайда [from synonym]Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorСиній кит [from synonym]Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorКит синій [from synonym]  [details]
Welsh Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormorfil asgellog llwydUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormorfil asgellog glas [from synonym]  [details]
Yupik languages Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortykyshkok  [details]