WoRMS taxon details

Eschrichtius robustus (Lilljeborg, 1861)

137112  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137112)

Agaphelus glaucus Cope, 1868 · unaccepted (synonym)
Balaena boops Kerr, 1792 · unaccepted (synonym)
Balaena gibbosa Erxleben, 1777 · unaccepted (synonym)
Balaenoptera robusta Lilljeborg, 1861 · unaccepted (basionym)
Eschrichtius glaucus Maher, 1961 · unaccepted (synonym)
Rhachianectes glaucus Cope, 1869 · unaccepted (synonym)
marine, terrestrial
(of Balaenoptera robusta Lilljeborg, 1861) Lilljeborg. (1861). Forh. Skand. Naturf. Ottende Møde, Kopenhagen (1860), 8.
page(s): 602 [details]   
Note Gräsö, Roslagan, Upland, Sweden  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Gräsö, Roslagan, Upland, Sweden [details]
Distribution East Pacific, Indo-West Pacific  
Distribution East Pacific, Indo-West Pacific [details]
Fordyce, E.; Perrin, W.F. (2024). World Cetacea Database. Eschrichtius robustus (Lilljeborg, 1861). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137112 on 2024-07-17
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2008-08-20 11:25:36Z

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original description  (of Balaenoptera robusta Lilljeborg, 1861) Lilljeborg. (1861). Forh. Skand. Naturf. Ottende Møde, Kopenhagen (1860), 8.
page(s): 602 [details]   

context source (RAS) Australian Antarctic Data Centre. , available online at https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/biodiversity/ [details]   

basis of record 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 Animal Diversity Web. <em>University of Michigan Museum of Zoology.</em> , available online at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html [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]   

additional source Liu, J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

ecology source Looby, A.; Erbe, C.; Bravo, S.; Cox, K.; Davies, H. L.; Di Iorio, L.; Jézéquel, Y.; Juanes, F.; Martin, C. W.; Mooney, T. A.; Radford, C.; Reynolds, L. K.; Rice, A. N.; Riera, A.; Rountree, R.; Spriel, B.; Stanley, J.; Vela, S.; Parsons, M. J. G. (2023). Global inventory of species categorized by known underwater sonifery. <em>Scientific Data.</em> 10(1). (look up in IMIS), available online at https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-023-02745-4 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

From editor or global species database
Diet Bottom-dwelling amphipods, isopods, polychaete worms, mollusks, and other invertebrates and in some places at some times, various invertebrates at the surface or in the water column.The gammarid amphipod, Ampelisca macrocephala, is most likely the most commonly eaten prey in its main summer feeding grounds in the Bering Sea. [details]

Holotype Partial skeleton found buried about 840 feet from the beach; in University Museum of Upsala, Sweden. [details]

IUCN Red List Category Least Concern (LC) [details]

IUCN Red List Category subpopulation Northwest Pacific gray whale : Critically Endangered (CR) [details]

Reproduction Mating related behaviors noted all year, but conceptions occur within a 3-week period during the southward migration (early December). Gestation period is around 13 months, nursing 7 months. Sexually mature at eight. [details]

Type locality Gräsö, Roslagan, Upland, Sweden [details]

From other sources
Dimensions Length: male 45' (15 m) [details]

Distribution East Pacific, Indo-West Pacific [details]

Habitat often found within a kilometre of the coastal shore [details]

Habitat strongly coastal [details]

Predators killer whale [details]

Aleut chikakhluk  [details]
Chukot kentaen  [details]
Czech plejtvákovec šedý  [details]
Danish gråhval  [details]
Dutch gryijze walvischgrijze walvis  [details]
English summer whalescrag whalescamperdownrip sackmussel diggermud diggerhard headgrey whalegraybackgray whalegraesoe whaledevilfishCalifornia whaleCalifornia rangerCalifornia gray whale  [details]
French baleine grisebaleine à six bosses  [details]
German KnotenfischGrauwal  [details]
Italian balena grigia  [details]
Japanese コククジラkokuzirakoku kujirakokuaosagi  [details]
Korean gwisin-gorae  [details]
Lithuanian pilkasis banginis  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Γκρίζα φάλαινα  [details]
Norwegian Kaliforniske graahvalgråhval  [details]
Polish pływacz  [details]
Portuguese baleia cinzenta  [details]
Russian серый китseryy kitkaliforniiskii kit  [details]
Slovenian sivi kit  [details]
Spanish ballena gris  [details]
Turkish gri balina  [details]
Ukrainian Сірий китКит сірий  [details]
Vlaams grijze walvis  [details]
Yupik languages antokhakangtuchhaq  [details]