Cetacea taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyseter catodon Linnaeus, 1758 
AphiaID: 137118

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 editorPhyseteridae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyseter > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyseter catodon
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (synonym)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyseter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyseter Linnaeus, 1758
Sources  original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/no_cache/dms/load/toc/?IDDOC=265100
page(s): 76 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Albanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkashaloti  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpotvis  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsperm whale  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgrand cachalot  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPottwal  [details]
Hebrew Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorראשתן  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcapodoglio  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkašalotas  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΦυσητήρας  [details]
Norwegian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorspermhval  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorspermhvalUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorspermasetthvalUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkaskelotthvalUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkaskelott  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorspermkvalUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorspermasettkvalUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkaskelottkvalUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkaskelott  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkaszalot (zwyczajny)  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorкашало́т  [details]
Slovenian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkit glavač  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcachalote común  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkaskelot  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkaşalotUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorispermeçet balinasıUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorispermecet balinası  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorКашалот  [details]
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Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyseter catodon australis Tomilin, 1957 (nomen dubium)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyseter catodon catodon Tomilin, 1957 (nomen dubium)
Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Belgium
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorZeebrugge [details]
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]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux (doubtful[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 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]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWesterschelde [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 editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnisakis physeteris (Baylis, 1923) (parasitic: endoparasitic)
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 (3 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (181 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (322 nucleotides; 593 proteins) 
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 editorSynonymy Most workers now use P. macrocephalus for the sperm whale [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Some workers prefer use of this name for the sperm whale, rather than P. macrocephalus, also described by Linnaeus (1758), based on their interpretation of Linnaeus' diagnoses of the two nominal species and belief that P. macrocephalus refers to the pilot whale Globicephala melas. However, most workers now consider both names to refer to the sperm whale, with P. macrocephalus having line priority on the page in Linnaeus' work. [details]

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

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPredators None [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137118
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Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2005-03-29 08:12:19Z  changed  Claus, Simon
2008-08-20 11:25:36Z  checked  Perrin, William
2009-01-07 16:13:45Z  changed  Perrin, William
2009-03-11 12:36:54Z  changed  Perrin, William
2009-04-09 15:27:12Z  changed  Perrin, William
  
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  Citation: Perrin, W. (2014). Physeter catodon Linnaeus, 1758. 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=137118 on 2014-12-25