Cetacea taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) 
AphiaID: 159023

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 editorBalaenidae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena glacialis
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena Gray, 1864
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena biscayensis Eschricht, 1860 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena cisarctica Cope, 1865 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena eubalaena Gray, 1871 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena euskariensis Real, 1890 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena glacialis Bonnaterre, 1789 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena glacialis Borowski, 1781 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena glacialis glacialis Scheffer & Rice, 1963 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena islandica Gmelin, 1788 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mediterranea Gray, 1870 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus islandica Kerr, 1792 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena nordcaper Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena tarentina Capellini, 1873 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena vanbenedeniana Fischer, 1881 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena vanbenediana Capellini, 1873 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBaloena glacialis Robineau, 1989 (Synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena glacialis glacialis Tomilin, 1957 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHunterius swedenborgii Lilljeborg, 1867 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacleayius britannicus Gray, 1870 (synonym)
Sources  original description Müller. (1776). Zool. Danicae prodr.
page(s): 7 [details]

original description Müller O.F. (1776). Zoologiae Danicae Prodromus seu Animalium Daniae et Norvegiae indigenarum characteres, nomina, et synonyma imprimis popularium. Hafniae, Typiis Hallageriis, xxii + 274 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47550 [details] [full text]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Basque Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorsardaco-baleac  [details]
Bulgarian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorЮжен китUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoryuzhen kit  [details]
Catalan Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorbalena basca  [details]
Czech Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorvelryba černáChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorveloryba biskeyská  [details]
Danish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorsvarthvalUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editornordkaperChecked: verified by a taxonomic editornordhvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editornoordkaperChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbiscayrhval  [details]
Dutch Checked: verified by a taxonomic editornoordkaper  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editornorthern right whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Atlantic right whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editornordcaperChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorblack right whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiscayan right whale  [details]
French Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorsardeUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbaleine franche noireChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleine franche de BiscayeChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleine d'IslandeChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleine des BasquesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleine de Biscaye  [details]
German Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNordkaperUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNordatlantischer GlattwalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorNordatlantische GlattwalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorEiswalfischChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiskayerwalUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAtlantischer Nordkaper  [details]
Icelandic Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorsljettbakurChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhafurkitti  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbalena nera Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbalena franca nordatlanticaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbalena francaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbalena dei Baschi  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpietinis banginis  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΝότια σωστή φάλαινα  [details]
Norwegian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorsildualUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editornordkarper Checked: verified by a taxonomic editornordkaperChecked: verified by a taxonomic editornordhvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorliljehvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorid  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editornordkaper  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editornordkaper  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwieloryb biskajski  [details]
Portuguese Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleia franca negra  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorкит южныйUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editornastoiashchii Atlanticheskii kitChecked: verified by a taxonomic editornastoiashchii Atlanticheskii kitChecked: verified by a taxonomic editoriuzhnyi kitChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbiskai kit  [details]
Slovenian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBiskajski kit  [details]
Spanish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorvallenaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorballena vizcayaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorballena vascaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorballena francaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorballena de los vascosChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorballena con bonete  [details]
Swedish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editornordcapereChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorishafs hvalfisk  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbuzul balinası  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorПівденний китUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorКит південний  [details]
Welsh Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormorfil y basgiaid  [details]
Direct child
taxa (4)

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 Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena glacialis australis Tomilin, 1962 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena australis (Desmoulins, 1822)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena glacialis glacialis Tomilin, 1957 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena glacialis japonica Imaizumi, 1958 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena glacialis sieboldii Tomilin, 1957 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena japonica (Lacépède, 1818)
Environment marine
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
North Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
From other sources
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]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [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 editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOSPAR Region I (Arctic) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOSPAR Region II (Greater North Sea) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOSPAR Region III (Celtic Seas) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOSPAR Region IV (Bay of Biscay/Golfe de Gascogne & Iberian coasts) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOSPAR Region V (Wider Atlantic) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
Spain
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
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 (91 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (2506 nucleotides; 26 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 editorDiet Copepods (largely of the genera Calanus and Pseudocalanus) and krill. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution  Eastern and Western North Atlantic Ocean [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype None, based on the North Atlantic "sild-qval," "lille-hval," or "Nord-Kaper" of Norwegian whalers and reference to Egede (1742)Des alten Grönlandes Naturell-historie, Kopenhagen, Chapter 6. [details]

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

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMorphology Distinguishing characteristics: craggy patches on head called "callosities" used to identify individuals. Lift large, all black tail when diving. Blow readily visible-6 m (20') v-shaped. No dorsal fin. Large lower lips, narrow rostrum, broad throat without throat pleats. Black to mottled grey, white scarring, white belly patches in 30% of individuals.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPredators Approximately one-third of all right whale mortality is caused by human activities (NOAA,NMFS-NE-162). Young animals, ages 0-4 years, are the most vunerable [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Wintering and calving in Decmeber to March in Georgia/Florida waters. Summer feeding and nursery grounds in New England waters, Bay of Fundy and Scotian Shelf. Weaning is at one year. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality North Cape, Norway [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions Length: male 49-54' (14.9-16.4 m), female 51-60' (15.5-18.3 m), at birth 16' + (4.9 m+) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution temperate and subpolar waters of North Atlantic [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat inshore and offshore [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
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Eubalaena glacialis
Eubalaena glacialis
Right whale
Right whale
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Right whale - Eubalaena glacialis
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159023
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-05-27 09:47:05Z  created  Appeltans, Ward
2008-08-20 11:25:36Z  changed  Perrin, William
2009-03-27 18:47:43Z  changed  Perrin, William
  
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  Citation: Perrin, W. (2015). Eubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776). In: Perrin, W.F. (2015) World Cetacea Database. Accessed through: Perrin, W.F. (2015) World Cetacea Database at http://www.marinespecies.org/cetacea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159023 on 2015-07-05