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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdobenus rosmarus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
AphiaID: 137077

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapoda (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMammalia (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTheria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCarnivora (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaniformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPinnipedia (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdobenidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdobenus (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdobenus rosmarus (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdobenus Brisson, 1762
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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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhvalros  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwalrus  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwalrus  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWalross  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortricheco  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorvėplys  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΘαλάσσιος ίππος  [details]
Norwegian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhvalross  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhvalross  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkvalross  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormors  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorморж  [details]
Slovenian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormrož  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormorsa  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorvalross  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormors aygırıUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordeniz aygırı morsUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordeniz aygırı  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorМоржUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorКанада Морж  [details]
Welsh Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormorlo ysgithrog  [details]
Direct child
taxa (3)

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 Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdobenus rosmarus divergens (Illiger, 1815)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdobenus rosmarus rosmarus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdobenus rosmarus laptevi Chapskii, 1940 (unaccepted)
Environment marine
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
North Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
From other sources
Arctic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorArctic Ocean [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [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]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAntarctophthirus trichechi (Bohemann, 1865) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
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 (9 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (144 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (352 nucleotides; 284 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 other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet Bivalves, polychaetes, fish [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions Length: 3 m (10') males, 2.5 m (8'3") females; Weight: 1200 kg (2640 lb) males, 800 kg (1760 lb) females [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution North America [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution circumpolar in the Arctic [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMorphology 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPredators None [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Pupping: April to June in Artic; Weaning: two years [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137077
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2010-05-20 10:05:06Z  changed  Churchill, Morgan
2010-05-20 10:09:49Z  checked  Berta, Annalisa
  
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  Citation: Berta, A.; Churchill, M. (2014). Odobenus rosmarus (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137077 on 2014-12-23
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