Cetacea taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781)


Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae australis (Lesson, 1828) (nomen nudum, No holotype fixed)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae kuzira (Gray, 1850) (nomen nudum, No holotype fixed)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera novaeangliae novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) (nomen nudum, No holotype fixed)
marine
Borowski, G. H. (1781). Gemeinnüzzige[sic] Naturschichte des Tierreichs,.. G. L. Lange, Berlin and Stralsund.
page(s): 2(1):21 [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote Coast of New England, U.S.A.  
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Coast of New England, U.S.A. [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Coast of New England, U.S.A.  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Coast of New England, U.S.A. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution in all oceans  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution in all oceans [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Antarctica/Southern Ocean; East Pacific;...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Antarctica/Southern Ocean; East Pacific; Eastern Atlantic Ocean; Indo-West Pacific; Western Atlantic Ocean [details]
Perrin, W. (2008). Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781). In: Perrin, W.F. (2017). World Cetacea Database. Accessed at http://www.marinespecies.org/cetacea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137092 on 2017-11-24

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original description Borowski, G. H. (1781). Gemeinnüzzige[sic] Naturschichte des Tierreichs,.. G. L. Lange, Berlin and Stralsund.
page(s): 2(1):21 [details]   

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 Mead, J. G. and R. L. Brownell, Jr. (2005). Cetacea. Pages 723--743 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., available online at http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/ [details]   

additional source Rice, D. W. (1998). Marine mammals of the world. Systematics and distribution. Society for Marine Mammalogy Special Publication. 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. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. (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 Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [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. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera nodosa Bonnaterre, 1789) Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegaptera nodosa Bonnaterre, 1789) Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiet herring (Clupea harengus), sand lance (Ammodytes sp.) and other small fish, invertebrates (euphausiids) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Inshore on feeding and calving grounds, but high seas in transit between them. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype None in existence. Name based on the "baleine de la Nouvelle Angleterre" of Brisson (1756). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIUCN Red List Category Least Concern (LC) [details]

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

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIUCN Red List Category subpopulation Arabian Sea humpback whale : Endangered (EN) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMorphology 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPredators Killer whale tooth marks evident on adults; calves probably taken. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Coast of New England, U.S.A. [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution in all oceans [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 editorReproduction Calving: January to March in Caribbean; Weaning: one year [details]
 

Host of
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiplogonoporus balaenopterae (Lönnberg, 1892) (parasitic: endoparasitic)
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Afrikaans Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorboggelwalvis  [details]
Aleut Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorkhi-tkhukkhChecked: verified by a taxonomic editoralkhiamakChecked: verified by a taxonomic editoraliamak  [details]
Catalan Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorlubartaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbalena geperuda  [details]
Chukot Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorkaipokak uiiut  [details]
Czech Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorkeporkak dlouhoplautvýChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorkeporkak  [details]
Danish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorstubhvalUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpukkelhvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbuckelhval  [details]
Dutch Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorlangarmvinvischChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbultrug  [details]
English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorhunchback whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhunchChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhumpback whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhumpChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbunch whale  [details]
French Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorqual noueuxChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorqual keporkakChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorqual du CapChecked: verified by a taxonomic editormégaptereChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorjubarteChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleine tamponChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleine à taquetChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleine à bosse  [details]
German Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPflockfischChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorlanghaendige WalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorKnurrwalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorBuckelwal  [details]
Icelandic Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorskeljungurChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhnufubakur  [details]
Indonesian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorpaus bongkok  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormegatteraUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbalena gobba  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorザトウクジラChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorzato kujira  [details]
Kalaallisut Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorkeporkak  [details]
Korean Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorhog-deung-gorae  [details]
Latvian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorvalzius  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkuprotasis banginis  [details]
Malagasy Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortrozona be trafo  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΜεγάπτερη φάλαιναUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΜεγάπτερη  [details]
Norwegian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorstor rorhvalUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorknølhvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorknölhval  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorknølhval  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorknølkval  [details]
Polish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorpletwalUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordługopłetwiec  [details]
Portuguese Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorjubarteChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleia-corcundaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleia jubarte  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorгорбатый китChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorveselyi kitChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgorbatyi kitChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgorbachChecked: verified by a taxonomic editordlinnorukyi polosatik  [details]
Slovenian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkit grbavec  [details]
Southern Balochi Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorabra  [details]
Spanish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editoryubartaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorqual jorobadoChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorjorobadaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorjibarteChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgubartaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorguabarteChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorballena jorobadaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorballena de aletas grandesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorballena cantoraChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorambaqui  [details]
Swedish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorpuckelvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorknölvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhnunfurbakur  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkambur balina  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorКит горбатийUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorГорбачUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorГорбатий китUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorГорбань  [details]
Welsh Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormorfil cefngrwm  [details]
Yupik languages Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorkaipokakChecked: verified by a taxonomic editoraghvesiiq  [details]