Cetacea taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPeponocephala electra (Gray, 1846) 
AphiaID: 137103

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 editorOdontoceti > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinidae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPeponocephala
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPeponocephala Nishiwaki & Norris, 1966
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus (Lagenorhynchus) fusiformis Owen, 1866 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus pectoralis Peale, 1848 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElectra asia Gray, 1868 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElectra electra Nakajima & Nishiwaki, 1965 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElectra fusiformis Gray, 1868 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElectra obtusa Gray, 1868 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLagenorhynchus asia Gray, 1846 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLagenorhynchus electra Gray, 1846 (basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLagenorhynchus pectoralis Cassin, 1858 (synonym)
Sources  original description Gray J.E. (1846). Zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Erebus and Terror, 1(Mammalia):48, pl. 1, fig. 1 (baleen).
page(s): 35, pl. 13 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Afrikaans Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorbolkopdolfyn  [details]
Dutch Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorwitlipgriend  [details]
English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editormelon-headed whaleUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormelon-headed dolphinChecked: verified by a taxonomic editormany-toothed blackfishChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorIndian broad-beaked dolphinChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorHawaiian blackfishChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorElectra dolphinChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorblackfish  [details]
French Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorpéponocéphale  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBreitschnabeldelfin  [details]
Indonesian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortemu kebonChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorpaus pemangsa kecil  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpeponocefaloUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbalena dalla testa di melone  [details]
Japanese Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorkazuha gondo kujira  [details]
Korean Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorgoyang-i-gorae  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpūstagalvis delfinas  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΠεπονοκέφαλο δελφίνι  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormelonogłów elektra  [details]
Portuguese Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorgolfinho cabeça de melão  [details]
Russian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorshirokoklyuvyi delfin  [details]
Spanish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortonina negraChecked: verified by a taxonomic editordelfín cabeza de melónChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorcalderon pequenoChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorballena melon  [details]
Thai Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorplaloma hua taengmoChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorplaloma hua klom  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorelektra balinası  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorширокопикийUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorДельфін бездзьобийUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorдельфінUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorБесклювийUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorбездзьобий дельфін  [details]
Welsh Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormorfil pen pwmpen  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
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]
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]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [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 editorPacific Ocean [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (7 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (19 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (58 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 Skull in British Museum (Natural History), London; no. 1844.10.5.3. [details]

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

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Unknown. [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution in tropical and subtropical oceanic waters between 40ºN and 35ºS [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137103
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
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. (2014). Peponocephala electra (Gray, 1846). In: Perrin, W.F. (2014) World Cetacea Database. Accessed through: Perrin, W.F. (2014) World Cetacea Database at http://www.marinespecies.org/cetacea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137103 on 2014-08-22