WoRMS taxon details

Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781)

137092  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137092)

accepted
Species

Subspecies Megaptera novaeangliae australis (Lesson, 1828) (nomen nudum, No holotype fixed)
Subspecies Megaptera novaeangliae kuzira (Gray, 1850) (nomen nudum, No holotype fixed)
Subspecies Megaptera novaeangliae novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (nomen nudum, No holotype fixed)
marine
(ofBalaena novaeangliae Borowski, 1781) Borowski, G. H. (1781). Gemeinnüzzige Naturschichte des Tierreichs. <em>G. L. Lange, Berlin and Stralsund.</em> 2: 1-196., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/89998#page/7/mode/1up
page(s): 21 [details]   
Note Coast of New England, U.S.A.  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Coast of New England, U.S.A. [details]
Distribution in all oceans  
Distribution in all oceans [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]
Perrin, W.F. (2018). World Cetacea Database. Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137092 on 2018-12-17
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original description  (ofBalaena novaeangliae Borowski, 1781) Borowski, G. H. (1781). Gemeinnüzzige Naturschichte des Tierreichs. <em>G. L. Lange, Berlin and Stralsund.</em> 2: 1-196., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/89998#page/7/mode/1up
page(s): 21 [details]   

basis of record 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 Mead, J. G.; Brownell, R. L. Jr. (2005). Cetacea. <em>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.</em> 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. <em>Society for Marine Mammalogy Special Publication.</em> 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. <em>Bulletin of the United States National Museum.</em> (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 Clapham, P. J. and J. G. Mead. (1999). Megaptera novaeangliae. Mammalian Species 604:1--9. [details]   

additional source Stacey, P. J. and P. W. Arnold. (1999). Orcaella brevirostris. Mammalian Species 616:1--8. [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. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Maio, N.; Maione, V.; Sgammato, R. (2016). First record of a Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) in the Tyrrhenian Sea (Cetacea Balaenopteridae). <em>Biodiversity Journal.</em> 7(1): 33-38. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

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

From editor or global species database
Diet herring (Clupea harengus), sand lance (Ammodytes sp.) and other small fish, invertebrates (euphausiids) [details]

Habitat Inshore on feeding and calving grounds, but high seas in transit between them. [details]

Holotype None in existence. Name based on the "baleine de la Nouvelle Angleterre" of Brisson (1756). [details]

IUCN Red List Category Least Concern (LC) [details]

IUCN Red List Category subpopulation Oceania humpback whale : Endangered (EN) [details]

IUCN Red List Category subpopulation Arabian Sea humpback whale : Endangered (EN) [details]

Morphology Distinguishing characteristics: colour in the northern hemisphere is dark with white belly and on flippers, but southern hemisphere whales have more white. Sensory knobs on head. Lifts tail when diving. Variably curved dorsal fin midback on a hump. "Knuckles" or bumps along tail stock of thin whales. Flippers may reach length of 4.5 m (15'). Individuals recognized by underside of flukes and body scars/markings.  [details]

Predators Killer whale tooth marks evident on adults; calves probably taken. [details]

Type locality Coast of New England, U.S.A. [details]

From other sources
Dimensions Length: male 36-57 1/2' (11-17.5 m), female 36-62 1/2' (11-19 m), at birth 15'+ (4.6 m+) [details]

Distribution in all oceans [details]

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

Reproduction Calving: January to March in Caribbean; Weaning: one year [details]
 

LanguageName 
Afrikaans boggelwalvis  [details]
Aleut khi-tkhukkhalkhiamakaliamak  [details]
Catalan lubartabalena geperuda  [details]
Chukot kaipokak uiiut  [details]
Czech keporkak dlouhoplautvýkeporkak  [details]
Danish stubhvalpukkelhvalbuckelhval  [details]
Dutch langarmvinvischbultrug  [details]
English hunchback whalehunchhumpback whalehumpbunch whale  [details]
French rorqual noueuxrorqual keporkakrorqual du Capmégapterejubartebaleine tamponbaleine à taquetbaleine à bosse  [details]
German Pflockfischlanghaendige WalKnurrwalBuckelwal  [details]
Icelandic skeljungurhnufubakur  [details]
Indonesian paus bongkok  [details]
Italian megatterabalena gobba  [details]
Japanese ザトウクジラzato kujira  [details]
Kalaallisut keporkak  [details]
Korean hog-deung-gorae  [details]
Latvian valzius  [details]
Lithuanian kuprotasis banginis  [details]
Malagasy trozona be trafo  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Μεγάπτερη φάλαιναΜεγάπτερη  [details]
Norwegian stor rorhvalknølhvalknölhval  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål knølhval  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk knølkval  [details]
Polish pletwaldługopłetwiec  [details]
Portuguese jubartebaleia-corcundabaleia jubarte  [details]
Russian горбатый китveselyi kitgorbatyi kitgorbachdlinnorukyi polosatik  [details]
Slovenian kit grbavec  [details]
Southern Balochi abra  [details]
Spanish yubartarorqual jorobadojorobadajibartegubartaguabarteballena jorobadaballena de aletas grandesballena cantoraambaqui  [details]
Swahili (individual language) chongoe  [details]
Swedish puckelvalknölvalhnunfurbakur  [details]
Turkish kambur balina  [details]
Ukrainian Кит горбатийГорбачГорбатий китГорбань  [details]
Welsh morfil cefngrwm  [details]
Yupik languages kaipokakaghvesiiq  [details]