Cetacea taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera borealis Lesson, 1828 
AphiaID: 137088

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapoda > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMammalia > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTheria > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetartiodactyla > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetancodonta > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetacea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMysticeti > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenopteridae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera Lacépède, 1804
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera alba Giglioli, 1870 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera arctica Temminck, 1841 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera iwasi Gray, 1846 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera laticeps Gray, 1846 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera schlegelii Van Beneden & Gervais, 1880 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera schlegellii Dabbene, 1902 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalena rostrata Rudolphi, 1822 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBelaenoptera schlegeli Lahille, 1899 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterobalaena alba Giglioli, 1874 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterobalaena schlegeli Tomilin, 1957 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPterobalaena schlegeli alba Tomilin, 1957 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSibbaldius schlegelii Gray, 1864 (synonym)
Sources  original description Lesson (1828). Compléments des oeuvres de Buffon ou Histoire naturelle des animaux rares, 1 (Cétacés):342 [not pl. 12, = B. acutorostrata] [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Afrikaans Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorseiwalvis  [details]
Bulgarian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorСейвалUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorseyvаl  [details]
Catalan Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorbalena del nord  [details]
Czech Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorpletvák severný  [details]
Danish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorsejhval  [details]
Dutch Checked: verified by a taxonomic editornordsche vinvischUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editornoordse vinvis  [details]
English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorsei whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorsardine whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorRudolph's rorqualChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorpollack whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editornorthern rorqualChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorflatbackChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorfish whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editordike whale  [details]
French Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorqual de RudolphChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleine noire  [details]
German Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSeiwal  [details]
Hebrew Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorלויתן צפוני  [details]
Icelandic Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorsandereydur  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbalenottera boreale  [details]
Japanese Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorkaguo kuziraChecked: verified by a taxonomic editoriwasikuziraChecked: verified by a taxonomic editoriwashi kujira  [details]
Korean Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorbori-gorae  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorseivalas  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΒορειοφάλαινα  [details]
Norwegian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorseihvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorseichval  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorseihval  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorseikval  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsejwal  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorсейвалChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorseivalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorsaidianoi kitChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorivasevyi polosatikChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorivasevyi kit  [details]
Slovenian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorzajval  [details]
Spanish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorseihualChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorqual nortenoChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorqual del norteChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorcual de RudolphiUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrorcual borealChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorballena seiChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorballena borealChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorballena boba  [details]
Swedish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorsejval  [details]
Thai Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorplawan klaebkhribdam  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsey balinası  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorСейвалUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorСайдяний китUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorівасевий кит  [details]
Welsh Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormorfil asgellog sei  [details]
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 Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera borealis borealis Tomilin, 1946
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera borealis schlegelii Tomilin, 1946
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
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]
Netherlands
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNoordkaap [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]
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]
Feedingtype  carnivore [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPennella balaenopterae Koren & Danielssen, 1877 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
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 (2 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (181 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (71 nucleotides; 80 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 editorHolotype Skeleton in Berlin Museum, originally described and figured by Rudolphi in 1822 as Balaena rostrata, then as the "rorqual du nord" by Cuvier (1823). Stranded Feb. 21, 1819. [details]

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

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMorphology Distinguishing characteristics: Blow readily visible-6m (20'0 straight column, less dense than fin whale. Curved dorsal fin mid-back. Colour is slate grey, occasional round scars. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Coast of Holstein near Gromitz, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.  [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet euphausiids, copepods, amphipods, small fish, squid [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions Length: male 42-60 1/2' (12.8-18.5 m), female 44-69' (13.4-21 m), at birth 15' (4.6 m) [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 editorDistribution semi-cosmopolitan [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat mostly in open ocean [details]

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

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

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Calving: Winter in unknown localities; Weaning: 7 months [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Van Beneden & Gervais (1880, pl. 10 & 11)
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Van Beneden & Gervais (1880, pl. 14 & 15)
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Sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis)
Sei whale (Balaenop...
Sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis)
Sei whale (Balaenop...
Balaenoptera borealis
Balaenoptera borealis
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137088
Taxonomic
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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. (2013). Balaenoptera borealis Lesson, 1828. In: Perrin, W.F. (2013) World Cetacea Database. Accessed through: Perrin, W.F. (2013) World Cetacea Database at http://www.marinespecies.org/cetacea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137088 on 2014-04-17