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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758 
AphiaID: 137086

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 editorCetartiodactyla (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetancodonta (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetacea (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMysticeti (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena Linnaeus, 1758
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus arctica Schlegel, 1841 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus borealis Lesson, 1828 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus groenlandica Kerr, 1792 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus pitlekajensis Malm, 1883 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus roysii Dall, 1874 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBaloena mysticetus Robineau, 1989 (Synonym)
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
page(s): 75 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Aleut Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorugamachcachChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorkuliamilakChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorkulema  [details]
Bulgarian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorГренландски китUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGrenlаndski kit  [details]
Chukot Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorittiv  [details]
Czech Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorvelryba grónská  [details]
Danish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorschlichtebackChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorsandhvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorrethvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgrönlandshvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbartfisch  [details]
Dutch Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGroenlandse walvis  [details]
English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorwhale-fishChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorwhalebone whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorGreenland whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorGreenland right whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgreat polar whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbunch-back whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbowhead whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorblack right whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleine a tete d'arcChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorArctic right whale  [details]
Evenki Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorkallium  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbaleine franche boréaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleine francheChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleine du GroenlandChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleine de grande baieChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleine  [details]
German Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorWalfischChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolarwalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorNordwalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorGrönlandswalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorBogenkopf  [details]
Icelandic Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorvatushalarChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorsletbacurChecked: verified by a taxonomic editornordvalurChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgröenlandshvalur  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbalena della GroenlandiaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbalena artica  [details]
Japanese Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorserbioChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhokkyoku kujira  [details]
Kalaallisut Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorsokalikChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorarbekChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorarbavirsoakChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorakbek  [details]
Latvian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorwalzius  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGrenlandinis banginis  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΦάλαινα της Αρκτικής  [details]
Norwegian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorsletbakChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorsletbagChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorsietbackChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhvalfiskChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgronlandskhvalUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgrønlandshvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgronlandshvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorfinqval  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgrønlandshval  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgrønlandskval  [details]
Polish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorwieloryb grenlandzki  [details]
Portuguese Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleia da Gronelândia  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorили полярный китUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorгренландскийChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorpoliarskyi kitChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgreenlandskiy kit  [details]
Slovenian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGrenlandski kit  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorballena de GroenlandiaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorballena de cabeza arqueadaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorballena boreal  [details]
Swedish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorrättvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhvalfiskChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgrönlandsval  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGrönland balinasıUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGronland balinası  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorполярний китUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorКит гренландськийUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorГренландський кит  [details]
Yakut Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorkakhlim  [details]
Yupik languages Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorkiralickChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorakhgvopikChecked: verified by a taxonomic editoragkhovik  [details]
Direct child
taxa (8)

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Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus antarcticus Schlegel, 1841 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena australis (Desmoulins, 1822)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus arctica Schlegel, 1841 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus borealis Lesson, 1828 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus groenlandica Kerr, 1792 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus islandica Kerr, 1792 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus major Kerr, 1792 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus pitlekajensis Malm, 1883 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus roysii Dall, 1874 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758
Environment marine
Distribution 
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 editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreenlandic Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (8 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (406 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (590 nucleotides; 184 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 editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIUCN Red List Category Least Concern (LC) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIUCN Red List Category subpopulation Bering-Beaufort-Chukchi Sea bowhead whale : Lower Risk/conservation dependent (LR/cd) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIUCN Red List Category subpopulation Okhotsk Sea bowhead whale : Endangered (EN) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIUCN Red List Category subpopulation Svaalbard-Barents Sea bowhead whale : Critically Endangered (CR) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType specimen Type locality Greenland Seas. No type specimen; based on the Greenland right whale of whalers and authors. [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Davis Strait and Hudson Bay  [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Subarctic area [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat in pack ice regions [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
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Balaena mysticetus
Balaena mysticetus
Balaena mysticetus
Balaena mysticetus
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137086
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2008-08-20 11:25:36Z  checked  Perrin, William
  
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  Citation: Perrin, W. (2014). Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758. In: Perrin, W.F. (2014) World Cetacea Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137086 on 2014-09-21
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