WoRMS taxon details

Odobenus rosmarus (Linnaeus, 1758)

137077  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137077)

accepted
Species
Phoca rosmarus Linnaeus, 1758 (superseded original combination)
marine
(of Phoca rosmarus Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata [10th revised edition], vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886
page(s): 38 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Distribution circumpolar in the Arctic  
Distribution circumpolar in the Arctic [details]

Distribution North America  
Distribution North America [details]
WoRMS (2021). Odobenus rosmarus (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137077 on 2021-05-16
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2010-05-20 10:05:06Z
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2010-05-20 10:09:49Z
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2018-11-08 10:59:54Z
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original description  (of Phoca rosmarus Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata [10th revised edition], vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886
page(s): 38 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record Wilson D.E. & Reeder D.A.M. (1993). Mammals species of the world. A taxonomic and geographic reference. Second edition. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 1206 pp. [details]   

additional source van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 375-376 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Linkletter, L. E. (1977). A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. <em>Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B.</em> 68: p. [details]   

additional source Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. (1993). Mammal species of the world. <em>Smithsonian Institution Press.</em> , available online at http://vertebrates.si.edu/mammals/msw/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Diet Bivalves, polychaetes, fish [details]

Dimensions Length: 3 m (10') males, 2.5 m (8'3") females; Weight: 1200 kg (2640 lb) males, 800 kg (1760 lb) females [details]

Distribution circumpolar in the Arctic [details]

Distribution North America [details]

Morphology Distinguishing characteristics: long tusks, stout whiskers, large size, square face, colour of skin is brown with sparse red hair. May appear white or red at times. [details]

Predators None [details]

Reproduction Pupping: April to June in Artic; Weaning: two years [details]
LanguageName 
Danish hvalros  [details]
Dutch walrus  [details]
English walrus  [details]
German Walross  [details]
Italian tricheco  [details]
Lithuanian vėplys  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Θαλάσσιος ίππος  [details]
Norwegian hvalross  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål hvalross  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk kvalross  [details]
Polish mors  [details]
Russian морж  [details]
Slovenian mrož  [details]
Spanish morsa  [details]
Swedish valross  [details]
Turkish mors aygırıdeniz aygırı morsdeniz aygırı  [details]
Ukrainian МоржКанада Морж  [details]
Welsh morlo ysgithrog  [details]