Cetacea taxon details

Balaenidae

136978  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:136978)

accepted
Family
Genus Balaena Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
    » Subspecies Balaena mysticetus antarcticus Schlegel, 1841 accepted as Eubalaena australis (Desmoulins, 1822) (synonym)
    » Subspecies Balaena mysticetus arctica Schlegel, 1841 accepted as Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
    » Subspecies Balaena mysticetus borealis Lesson, 1828 accepted as Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
    » Subspecies Balaena mysticetus groenlandica Kerr, 1792 accepted as Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
    » Subspecies Balaena mysticetus islandica Kerr, 1792 accepted as Eubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) (synonym)
    » Subspecies Balaena mysticetus major Kerr, 1792 accepted as Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
    » Subspecies Balaena mysticetus pitlekajensis Malm, 1883 accepted as Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
    » Subspecies Balaena mysticetus roysii Dall, 1874 accepted as Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
  » Species Balaena agamachschik Cope, 1868 (nomen dubium, incertae sedis)
  » Species Balaena mangidach Chamisso, 1825 (nomen dubium, incertae sedis)
  » Species Balaena albicans Muller, 1776 accepted as Delphinapterus leucas (Pallas, 1776) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena aleoutiensis Van Beneden, 1865 accepted as Eubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena allamack Gray, 1846 accepted as Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena alutiensis Beddard, 1900 accepted as Eubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena ampullata Forster, 1770 accepted as Hyperoodon ampullatus (Forster, 1770) (basionym)
  » Species Balaena antarctica Lesson, 1828 accepted as Eubalaena australis (Desmoulins, 1822) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena antarctica Temminck, 1840 or 1841 accepted as Eubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena antipodarum Gray, 1864 accepted as Caperea marginata (Gray, 1846) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena antipodarum Tomilin, 1957 accepted as Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena antipodum Gray, 1843 accepted as Eubalaena australis (Desmoulins, 1822) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena antiquorum Fischer, 1829 accepted as Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena atlanticus Hurdis, 1897 accepted as Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena australis Desmoulins, 1822 accepted as Eubalaena australis (Desmoulins, 1822) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena australis Flower, 1885 accepted as Eubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena biscayensis Eschricht, 1860 accepted as Eubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena boops Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena boops Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena boops Kerr, 1792 accepted as Eschrichtius robustus (Lilljeborg, 1861) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena borealis Fischer, 1829 accepted as Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena capensis Gray, 1868 accepted as Eubalaena australis (Desmoulins, 1822) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena cisarctica Cope, 1865 accepted as Eubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena culammak Gray, 1870 accepted as Eubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena cullamach Cope, 1868 accepted as Eubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena cullamacha Beddard, 1900 accepted as Eubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena eubalaena Gray, 1871 accepted as Eubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena euskariensis Real, 1890 accepted as Eubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena gibbosa Erxleben, 1777 accepted as Eschrichtius robustus (Lilljeborg, 1861) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena gibbosa Gray, 1843 accepted as Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena gibbosa Cope, 1868 accepted as Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
  » Species Balaena glacialis Mueller, 1776 accepted as Eubalaena australis (Desmoulins, 1822) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena glacialis Bonnaterre, 1789 accepted as Eubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena glacialis Borowski, 1781 accepted as Eubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena hectori Gray, 1874 accepted as Eubalaena australis (Desmoulins, 1822) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena islandica Gmelin, 1788 accepted as Eubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena japonica Lacépède, 1804 accepted as Eubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818) (basionym)
  » Species Balaena kuliomoch Chamisso, 1825 accepted as Eubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena lalandii Fischer, 1829 accepted as Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena longimana Rudolphi, 1832 accepted as Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena lunulata Lacépède, 1818 accepted as Eubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena marginata Gray, 1846 accepted as Caperea marginata (Gray, 1846) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena maximus accepted as Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758)
  » Species Balaena mediterranea Gray, 1870 accepted as Eubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena microcephala Tomilin, 1957 accepted as Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
  » Species Balaena minima Rapp, 1837 accepted as Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
  » Species Balaena musculus Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758) (basionym)
  » Species Balaena nodosa Bonnaterre, 1789 accepted as Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena nordcaper Lacépède, 1804 accepted as Eubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena novaeangliae Borowski, 1781 accepted as Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (basionym)
  » Species Balaena physalis Kerr, 1792 accepted as Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena physalus Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (basionym)
  » Species Balaena quoyi Fischer, 1829 accepted as Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena rostrata Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
  » Species Balaena rostrata Mueller, 1776 accepted as Hyperoodon ampullatus (Forster, 1770) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena sieboldii Gray, 1864 accepted as Eubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena sulcata Neill, 1811 accepted as Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena tarentina Capellini, 1877 accepted as Eubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena vanbenedeniana Fischer, 1881 accepted as Eubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) (synonym)
  » Species Balaena vanbenediana Capellini, 1873 accepted as Eubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) (synonym)
Genus Eubalaena Gray, 1864
  » Species Eubalaena australis (Desmoulins, 1822)
  » Species Eubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776)
  » Species Eubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818)
  » Species Eubalaena capensis Gray, 1866 accepted as Eubalaena australis (Desmoulins, 1822) (synonym)
  » Species Eubalaena sieboldii Gray, 1868 accepted as Eubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818) (synonym)

Genus Balena Scopoli, 1777 accepted as Balaena Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Genus Baloena Robineau, 1989 accepted as Eubalaena Gray, 1864 (synonym)
Genus Halibalaena Gray, 1873 accepted as Eubalaena Gray, 1864 (synonym)
Genus Hunterius Gray, 1866 accepted as Eubalaena Gray, 1864 (synonym)
Genus Hunterus Gray, 1864 accepted as Eubalaena Gray, 1864 (synonym)
Genus Leiobalaena Eschricht, 1849 accepted as Balaena Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
Genus Macleayanus Marschall, 1873 accepted as Eubalaena Gray, 1864 (synonym)
Genus Macleayius Gray, 1865 accepted as Eubalaena Gray, 1864 (synonym)
marine
Not documented
Description The right and bowhead whales are large and chunky, with heads that comprise up to one-third of their body length. They lack...  
Description The right and bowhead whales are large and chunky, with heads that comprise up to one-third of their body length. They lack a dorsal fin or any trace of a dorsal ridge. Overall, they tend to be far less streamlined than other baleen whales. Right and bowhead whales have developed a relatively passive skim-feeding technique, and tend to be slower than other whales. The baleen plates are the longest and have the fines fringes of the four Mysticete families. Viewed in profile, the mouthline is extremely arched and the skull profile is highly convex; all 7 neck vertebrae are fused together. <123> [details]
Perrin, W.F. (2018). World Cetacea Database. Balaenidae. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/cetacea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=136978 on 2018-06-24
Date
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2005-03-29 08:12:19Z
changed
2008-08-20 11:25:36Z
checked

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 Jefferson, T.A.; Leatherwood, S.; Webber, M.A. (1993). Marine mammals of the world. FAO Species identification guide. FAO: Rome, Italy. ISBN 92-5-103292-0. VIII, 320 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
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From other sources
Description The right and bowhead whales are large and chunky, with heads that comprise up to one-third of their body length. They lack a dorsal fin or any trace of a dorsal ridge. Overall, they tend to be far less streamlined than other baleen whales. Right and bowhead whales have developed a relatively passive skim-feeding technique, and tend to be slower than other whales. The baleen plates are the longest and have the fines fringes of the four Mysticete families. Viewed in profile, the mouthline is extremely arched and the skull profile is highly convex; all 7 neck vertebrae are fused together. <123> [details]
LanguageName 
English right whales and bowhead whales  [details]
Japanese セミクジラ  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål retthvalfamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk rettkvalfamilien  [details]
Swedish rätvalar  [details]