Cetacea taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLagenorhynchus albirostris (Gray, 1846)

marine
Gray J.E. (1846). Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 17:21, pl. 1. [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote Great Yarmouth, England.  
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Great Yarmouth, England. [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Pelagic Northern waters  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Pelagic Northern waters [details]
Perrin, W. (2008). Lagenorhynchus albirostris (Gray, 1846). In: Perrin, W.F. (2017). World Cetacea Database. Accessed at http://www.marinespecies.org/cetacea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137101 on 2017-12-18

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original description Gray J.E. (1846). Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 17:21, pl. 1. [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 Carwardine, M., E. Hoyt, R. E. Fordyce and P. Gill. 1998. Whales, dolphins and porpoises. Time-Life Books. Nature Company Guides, USA. 288 p. [details]   

additional source University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. Animal Diversity Web., available online at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html [details]   

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [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]   
 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiology White-beaked dolphins feed on living, benthic, shallow water fish. Their food varies according to the region and probably depends on the local availability. The stomach content of those washed ashore at the Belgian coast consisted amongst others of whiting, cod, haddock, hake, herring, plaice, mackerel and cephalopods and some benthic crustaceans.


These dolphins are mostly found living far offshore, normally in shoals of 6 to 20, although in one exceptional case of more than 1500. They are often observed together with the Atlantic white-sided dolphin. They are powerful swimmers who love to surf on bow waves of ships. [details]


Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Pelagic Northern waters [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype Skeleton and figure of an animal in the British Museum (Natural History), London, no. 916a-48.7.12.12, collected by Mr. Brightwell. [details]

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

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorImportance Are or were hunted along the coasts of several northern Atlantic countries including Norway, Iceland and Newfoundland. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMorphology Distinguishing characteristics: robust body, with a short, thick beak about 5-8 cm long in adults. The beak is distinctly set off from the melon. The dorsal fin is at mid-body. It is proportionally large (up to 15% of body length), often rounded at the peak, and strongly recurved. Both the dorsal fin and the flukes apparently decrease in size relative to other body dimensions as the dolphin ages. The pointed flippers can be up to 19% of the total adult length. The thickened tail stock tapers gradually. The beak of most white-beaked dolphins is white, often mottled with light grey or with greyish or blackish spots, but in some it is almost entirely grey (though paler than the head). The dark dorsal field anterior to the dorsal fin is sometimes separated from the dark melon by a transverse light grey stripe, a brownish-grey patch or a bold whitish "chevron" around and behind the blowhole that may extend downwards from the melon to encircle the eye.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMorphology White-beaked dolphins are rather large, robust dolphins. The back is dark grey and black, with a lighter ‘saddlespot’ behind the dorsal fin. A dark grey to whitish line can be found above the eye which continues over the flanks to the anus. The colour is highly variable. The body is fairly stocky. The beak is rather short and the flippers are large and pointed.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Great Yarmouth, England. [details]

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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet clupeids, gadids and hake are the principal diet. Other fish, cephalopods and benthic crustaceans are also eaten. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions Length: male 8-10' (2.4-3 m), female 8-10' (2.4-3 m), at birth 4' (1.2 m); Weight: 200 kg on average [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat temperate to subpolar, mostly in deep water [details]

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

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Calves born between June and September. Reach sexual maturity at a length of 1.95 m. (at birth are about 115 m long.) [details]
 

Host of
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalocercus lagenorhynchi Baylis & Daubney, 1925 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
LanguageName 
Czech Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorplískavice bělonosá  [details]
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhvidnæse  [details]
Dutch Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorwitsnuitdolfijnChecked: verified by a taxonomic editordolfijn met witten snuit  [details]
English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorwhite-nosed dolphinChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorwhite-beaked dolphinChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorwhite-beaked bottlenose  [details]
French Checked: verified by a taxonomic editordauphin à rostre blancUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordauphin à bec blanc  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorweißschnauziger SpringerUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorweißschnauziger DelfinUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWeißschnauzendelfinChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorweisschnauziger SpringerChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorweisschnauziger delphin  [details]
Icelandic Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorhofrungurChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhnydingur  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlagenorinco rostrobianco  [details]
Kalaallisut Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorniza  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbaltasnukis delfinas  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΛευκόρυγχος λαγηνόρυγχος  [details]
Norwegian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorhvitsnutet springerChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhvidsnudet delfinChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhvidnaese  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkvitnos  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkvitnos  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordelfin białonosy  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorдельфин беломордыйChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbelorylyi delfinChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbelonosyi delfin  [details]
Slovenian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorelokljuni pisani delfinUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbelokljuni pisani delfin  [details]
Spanish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editordelfín de hocico blanco  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorvitnos  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorak burunlu yunus  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorДельфін біломордий  [details]
Welsh Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordolffin pigwyn  [details]