Cetacea taxon details

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMammalia 
AphiaID: 1837

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
Authority Linnaeus, 1758
Status accepted
Rank Class
Parent Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapoda
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 [details]

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Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorzoogdieren  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormammals  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormammifères  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpattedyr  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorspendyrUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsogdyrUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpattedyr  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordäggdjur  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorСсавці  [details]
Direct child
taxa (1)
 Subclass Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTheria
Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (96 nucleotides; 2 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Wikipedia 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIntroduction Regarding the four indigenous marine mammals of the Belgian Continental Shelf, the harbour porpoise is the most common species. It is, however, difficult to estimate the total population size which harbours our shelf during winter. But it is sure that our population is of minor importance on the international level. At the Belgian coast, the harbour porpoise seems not to prefer a certain area above another, although clearly avoids the shallower parts along the West coast and the heavily navigated lanes around the port of Zeebrugge.

White-beaked dolphins are quite common in the Southern North Sea, but are rarely seen at the Belgian Continental Shelf. This also accounts for the harbour and the grey seals, which are real coastal inhabitants and rarely occur in open sea. Every winter, few harbour seals stay at the mouth of the Yzer in Nieuwpoort, occasionally some specimens are reported at other places on the Belgian coast. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:1837
Taxonomic
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  db_admin
2005-12-27 19:49:34Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
  
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  Citation: Cetacea (2014). Mammalia. 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=1837 on 2014-09-20