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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcinus orca (Linnaeus, 1758) 
AphiaID: 137102

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 editorOdontoceti (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcinus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcinus Fitzinger, 1860
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus duhameli Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus gladiator Bonnaterre, 1789 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus grampus Blainville, 1817 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus orca Linnaeus, 1758 (basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus orca ensidoratus Kerr, 1792 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus serra Borowski, 1780 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus victorini Grill, 1858 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGrampus orca Iredale & Troughton, 1933 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGrampus rectipinna Scheffer, 1942 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGrampus vectipinna Branson, 1971 (misspelling of rectipinna)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphysia pacifica Gray, 1870 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrca africana Gray, 1871 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrca antarctica Fischer, 1876 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrca ater Cope, 1869 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrca ater fusca Dall, 1874 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrca atra Gray, 1871 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrca capensis Gray, 1846 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrca eschrichtii Reinhardt, 1866 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrca glacialis Berzin & Vladimirov, 1982 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrca gladiator Van Beneden & Gervais, 1869-1880 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrca gladiator arcticus Gervais, 1869-1871 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrca gladiator australis Gervais, 1869-1871 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrca gladiator europaeus Gervais, 1869-1871 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrca gladiator tasmaniensis Cabrera, 1961 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrca latirostris Gray, 1870 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrca megellanica Burmeister, 1866 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrca minor Malm, 1871 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrca orca Lahille, 1914 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrca orca megallanicus (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrca pacifica Gray, 1870 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrca rectipinna Cope, 1869 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrca schlegelii Lilljeborg, 1866 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrca stenorhyncha Gray, 1870 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrca tasmanica Gray, 1871 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcinus glacialis Berzin & Vladimirov, 1982 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcinus nanus Mikhalev, Ivashin, Savusin & Zelenaya, 1981 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcinus orca capensis Trouessart, 1904 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcinus orca eschrichti Trouessart, 1904 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcinus orca megallanicus Trouessart, 1904 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyseter microps Fabricius, 1780 (synonym)
Sources  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://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/no_cache/dms/load/toc/?IDDOC=265100
page(s): 77 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Afrikaans Checked: verified by a taxonomic editormoordvis  [details]
Aleut Checked: verified by a taxonomic editordukuladChecked: verified by a taxonomic editoraguluk  [details]
Anus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editornookur  [details]
Basque Checked: verified by a taxonomic editororkaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editormarzuplaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorezpalarta  [details]
Bulgarian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorКосаткаUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkosаtkа  [details]
Catalan Checked: verified by a taxonomic editororca  [details]
Chukot Checked: verified by a taxonomic editormusonkjgyssiak  [details]
Czech Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorkosatka dravá  [details]
Danish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortandthoyeChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorsvarthvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorsvaerdvalUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorspækhuggerChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorspaekhoggerChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorornswin  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorzwaardwalvisUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editororkaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editororcaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbotskop  [details]
English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorswordfishChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorsword grampusChecked: verified by a taxonomic editororcaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorkiller-trasherChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorkiller whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgrampus  [details]
Faroese Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorbovhidehval  [details]
French Checked: verified by a taxonomic editororque gladiateurChecked: verified by a taxonomic editororque épaulardChecked: verified by a taxonomic editororqueChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorepée de merChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorepaulardChecked: verified by a taxonomic editordorque  [details]
German Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSchwertwalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorSchwertfischUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOrcaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgroßer Schwertwal  [details]
Icelandic Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorsverdfiscurChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhuydingChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhahyrningurChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhahyrnaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhaa-hirningurChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorfann-fiskar-hydengen  [details]
Indonesian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorseguniChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorpaus pemangsa  [details]
Inuktitut Checked: verified by a taxonomic editoradluk  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editororca  [details]
Japanese Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortakamatsuChecked: verified by a taxonomic editortakaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorshachiChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorsakamataChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorsadshi  [details]
Kalaallisut Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorardlykChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorardlursark  [details]
Korean Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorinnuatuChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbeom-gorae  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editororka  [details]
Malagasy Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortrozona mpamond  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΌρκα  [details]
Norwegian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorvan hundChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorvaghundChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorstourvagnChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorstourvagaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorstaurhvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorstarhyn ningChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorspekkhuggerChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorspaekhoggerChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhvalhund  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorspekkhogger  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorspekkhoggar  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editororka  [details]
Portuguese Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorroaz-de-bandeiraChecked: verified by a taxonomic editororcaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleia asesina  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorкосаткаUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorили кит убийцаChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorkosatkaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorkasatka  [details]
Scottish Gaelic Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorpictwale  [details]
Slovenian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editororka  [details]
Spanish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editororca verdaderaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editororca comúnChecked: verified by a taxonomic editororcaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editormoscoteChecked: verified by a taxonomic editormacheteChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorespadarteChecked: verified by a taxonomic editordelfin giganteChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorcahuel-huaiqueChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbufeo de mascarillaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorballena quilaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorballena pintaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorballena asesina  [details]
Swedish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortunnlik tumlareChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorsvärdfiskUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorspäckhuggareChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorspackhuggareChecked: verified by a taxonomic editoropareChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorlöpare  [details]
Thai Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorplawan phechakhat  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkatil balina  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorКосатка  [details]
Welsh Checked: verified by a taxonomic editororca gwrywUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlleiddiad  [details]
Yupik languages Checked: verified by a taxonomic editormesungesak  [details]
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Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcinus orca capensis Trouessart, 1904 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcinus orca (Linnaeus, 1758)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcinus orca eschrichti Trouessart, 1904 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcinus orca (Linnaeus, 1758)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcinus orca megallanicus Trouessart, 1904 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrcinus orca (Linnaeus, 1758)
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
Belgium
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOostende [details]
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 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]
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 editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
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 (74 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (195 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (107929 nucleotides; 25900 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 editorDiet Numerous fish, squid, and marine mammal species, including blue whales; even gulls, penguins and turtles. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions Length: male 17-29 1/2' (5.1-9 m), female 15-25 1/2' (4.6-7.7 m), at birth 6'+ (1.9 m +). Largest of all dolphins. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype None in existence; name based on killer whale of authors. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIUCN Red List Category Data Deficient (DD) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality "Oceano Europaeo" [details]

From other sources
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 editorDistribution cosmopolitan [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat inshore and offshore [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPredators None [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Breed in spring and summer off the coast of Washington. Gestation is a year. [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Orcinus orca
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137102
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). Orcinus orca (Linnaeus, 1758). 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=137102 on 2014-07-13
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