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, O.F. (1776). Zoologica Danicae Prodromus seu Animalium Daniae et Norvegiae indigenarum characters, nomine, et synonyma imprimis popularium. Havniae. XXXII, 274 pp. (look up in IMIS), available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.13268 [details] [full text]

original description Müller. (1776). Zool. Danicae prodr.
page(s): 7 [details]

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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]
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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 editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
(no group)
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
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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. (2014). Eubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776). 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=159023 on 2014-11-25