WoRMS taxon details

Neophocaena phocaenoides (Cuvier, 1829)

254985  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:254985)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh
Cuvier, G.; Latreille, P. A. (1829). Le règne animal distribué d'après son organisation, pour servir de base à l'histoire naturelle des animaux et d'introduction à l'anatomie comparée, par M. le cher, Cuvier ... Avec figures, dessinées d'après nature. Edition 2. v. 2: i-xv + 1-406., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/99171#page/9/mode/1up
page(s): 291 [details]   
Note Given as "du Cap" (from the Cape of Good Hope)...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Given as "du Cap" (from the Cape of Good Hope) by Cuvier. However, no specimens have been collected or other reliable records made from Africa since. Robineau (1990)reviewed Paris Museum holdings and accession records and collection notes of Dussumier and made a convincing case that the true type locality is Malabar Coast of India. Cuvier apparently just made a mistake; Dussumier donated other "marsouins" (Cephalorhynchus)from the Cape of Good Hope at the same time that he donated the type specimen of the finless porpoise from India. [details]
Perrin, W.F. (2018). World Cetacea Database. Neophocaena phocaenoides (Cuvier, 1829). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=254985 on 2018-10-21
Date
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2007-12-22 19:25:59Z
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2008-08-20 11:25:36Z
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2009-03-11 12:36:54Z
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original description Cuvier, G.; Latreille, P. A. (1829). Le règne animal distribué d'après son organisation, pour servir de base à l'histoire naturelle des animaux et d'introduction à l'anatomie comparée, par M. le cher, Cuvier ... Avec figures, dessinées d'après nature. Edition 2. v. 2: i-xv + 1-406., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/99171#page/9/mode/1up
page(s): 291 [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Hung SKY. (2013). Monitoring of marine mammals in Hong Kong waters (2012-2013). Final report. Submitted to the Agriculture &Fisheries and Conservation Department, The Hong Kong SAR Government. [details]   

basis of record 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 Robineau, D. (1990). Les types de cétacés actuels du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. II. Delphinidae, Phocoenidae. Bull. Mus. nat. Paris 4th sér., 12, section A, no. 1:197—238. [details]   

additional source Jefferson, T. A. and S. K. Hung. (2004). Neophocaena phocaenoides. Mammalian Species 746:1--12. [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] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Holotype Skull in the Laboratoire d'Anatomie compareée du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (Paris), no. CAC A.3086, JAC 1881-231 collected by Dussumier. [details]

IUCN Red List Category Vulnerable (VU) [details]

Type locality Given as "du Cap" (from the Cape of Good Hope) by Cuvier. However, no specimens have been collected or other reliable records made from Africa since. Robineau (1990)reviewed Paris Museum holdings and accession records and collection notes of Dussumier and made a convincing case that the true type locality is Malabar Coast of India. Cuvier apparently just made a mistake; Dussumier donated other "marsouins" (Cephalorhynchus)from the Cape of Good Hope at the same time that he donated the type specimen of the finless porpoise from India. [details]

From other sources
Habitat coastal marine, also in rivers [details]
 

LanguageName 
Afrikaans vinlose seevark  [details]
Chinese hai chuchiang zhu  [details]
Dutch Indische bruinvis  [details]
English little Indian porpoiseIndian finless porpoiseIndian dolphinfinless-backed porpoisefinless porpoisefinless black porpoiseblack finless porpoise  [details]
French marsouin noirmarsouin aptere  [details]
Indonesian lumba-lumba tak bersirip punggung hi tam  [details]
Japanese スナメリsunamerinomeno juo  [details]
Korean sang-gwaeng-i  [details]
Malayalam eleyan eedi  [details]
Maria (India) bhulga  [details]
Norwegian finnelos nise  [details]
Persian pufku  [details]
Portuguese toninha indo-pacífica  [details]
Russian besperaia morskaia svinia  [details]
Sindhi tabi  [details]
Southern Balochi tabi  [details]
Spanish marsopa sin aletamarsopa lisa  [details]
Tamil molaganminikutty  [details]
Thai plaloma hudbadlangriab  [details]