Cetacea taxon details

Hyperoodon ampullatus (Forster, 1770)

343899  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:343899)

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Species
marine
(ofBalaena ampullata Forster, 1770) Kalm, P. (1770). Travels into North America : containing its natural history, and a circumstantial account of its plantations and agriculture in general, with the civil, ecclesiastical and commercial state of the country, the manners of the inhabitants, and several curious and important remarks on various subjects. 1:1-400., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/77425#page/7/mode/1up
page(s): 18; note: In the footnote [details]   
Note Maldon, Essex, England, the locale of Dale's...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Maldon, Essex, England, the locale of Dale's (1732)specimen. [details]
Distribution Northern East and West Atlantic Ocean   
Distribution Northern East and West Atlantic Ocean  [details]
Perrin, W.F. (2018). World Cetacea Database. Hyperoodon ampullatus (Forster, 1770). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/cetacea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=343899 on 2018-10-23
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original description  (ofBalaena ampullata Forster, 1770) Kalm, P. (1770). Travels into North America : containing its natural history, and a circumstantial account of its plantations and agriculture in general, with the civil, ecclesiastical and commercial state of the country, the manners of the inhabitants, and several curious and important remarks on various subjects. 1:1-400., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/77425#page/7/mode/1up
page(s): 18; note: In the footnote [details]   

basis of record van der Land, J. (ed). (2008). UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO). , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/urmo/ [details]   

additional source Mead, J. G.; Brownell, R. L. Jr. (2005). Cetacea. <em>In Wilson, D.E. & D.M. Reeder (eds). Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), Johns Hopkins University Press, 2,142 pp.</em> 723--743., available online at http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/ [details]   

additional source Rice, D. W. (1998). Marine mammals of the world. Systematics and distribution. <em>Society for Marine Mammalogy Special Publication.</em> 4., available online at http://www.marinemammalscience.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/MarineMammalsOfTheWorld.pdf [details]   

additional source Hershkovitz, P. (1966). Catalog of Living Whales. <em>Bulletin of the United States National Museum.</em> (246): 1-259., available online at https://doi.org/10.5479/si.03629236.246 [details]   

additional source Jefferson, T. A., M. A. Webber and R. L. Pitman. (2008). Marine mammals of the world. Academic Press, Amsterdam. [details]   

additional source IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, available online at http://www.iucnredlist.org [details]   

additional source Perrin, W.F.; Würsig, B.; Thewissen, J.G.M. (2009). Encyclopedia of marine mammals. Second edition. Academic Press: London. ISBN 978-0-12-373553-9. xxix, 1316 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Holotype None designated. Name based on the bottle-nosed whales seen at sea by Kalm "everywhere in the ocean from the channel to the very neighborhood of America," and, basically, on Pennant's description of Dale's "bottle-head whale" found stranded in 1717. [details]

IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient (DD) [details]

Morphology  Varied in color, ranging from greenish-brown to chocolate and gray. Individuals may be mottles with patches of grayish-white. Coloration is generally lighter on the flanks and underbelly, fading to a white or cream color.The beak is short and cylindrical, resembling a bottle in shape. Both sexes have large, protruding melons that are often vertical anteriorly in older animals and turn yellowish-white with age in males. The melon of the female is not as prominent as that of the male.The posteriorly-curved dorsal fin is 30-38cm in height and is located at a distance of 1/3 the total body length from the tail. The tail flukes lack a medial notch, and the flippers are small and pointed. [details]

Reproduction Mating believed to be polygynous with a single male assoiciating with a group of females during the mating season. Females mature sexually at 8-14 years and males at 7-9 years. Mating occurs in spring and early summer and calves are born from April to June. Gestation is about 12 months and weaning is at around one year. [details]

Type locality Maldon, Essex, England, the locale of Dale's (1732)specimen. [details]

From other sources
Diet squid, some fish (herring, cuttlefish) and invertebrates (sea cucumbers, sea stars) [details]

Dimensions Length: male 24-32' (7.3-9.8 m), female 19-28 1/2' (5.8-8.7 m), at birth 11 1/2' (3.5 m); Weight: 5800-7500 kg [details]

Distribution Northern East and West Atlantic Ocean  [details]

Habitat deep waters offshore [details]

Habitat cold temperate to subarctic, oceanic [details]

Predators None [details]
 

LanguageName 
Czech anarnak zobatý  [details]
Danish naebhvaldøglingdögling  [details]
Dutch butskop  [details]
English northern bottle-nosed whalenorthern bottlenose whaleNorth Atlantic bottle-nosed whaleflounder's headcommon bottlenose whalebottliebottle-head  [details]
Faroese döglink  [details]
French hyperoodon butzkopfhyperoodon boréalhyperodon arctiquegrand souffleur à bec d'oiedauphin de Honfleurbaleine à bec  [details]
German EntenwalDöglingButskopf  [details]
Icelandic döglingurandhvalerandarnefia  [details]
Italian iperodonte boreale  [details]
Japanese kita-tokkuri-kuzira  [details]
Kalaallisut anarnak  [details]
Lithuanian aukštakaktis snapuotis  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Υπερωόδοντας του ΒορράΥπερωόδοντας του Βορά  [details]
Norwegian stubnebhvalnaebhvalbottlenosenandehval  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål nebbhvalbottlenose  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk nebbkvalbottlenose  [details]
Polish dogling północny  [details]
Russian бутылконос высоколобыйbutylkonos  [details]
Slovenian severni račji kit  [details]
Spanish hocico de botellacalderón borealballena nariz de botella del norte  [details]
Swedish näbbvalnabbad gomtand  [details]
Turkish kuzey ördek balinası  [details]
Ukrainian Пляшконіс північнийПляшконіс високочолийпівнічний пляшконісВисокочолий пляшконіс  [details]
Welsh morfil trwyn potel  [details]