WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758)

137090  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137090)

accepted
Species
marine
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://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up
page(s): 76 [details]   

(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena musculus Linnaeus, 1758) 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://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK  
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Found in all oceans of the world. ...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Found in all oceans of the world. Antarctica/Southern Ocean; East Pacific; Eastern Atlantic Ocean; Indo-West Pacific; Western Atlantic Ocean [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution in all oceans  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution in all oceans [details]
Perrin, W. (2008). Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Perrin, W.F. (2017). World Cetacea Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137090 on 2017-12-14

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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://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up
page(s): 76 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena musculus Linnaeus, 1758) 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://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   

basis of record van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). 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, 50: pp. 375-376 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Carwardine, M., E. Hoyt, R. E. Fordyce and P. Gill. 1998. Whales, dolphins and porpoises. Time-Life Books. Nature Company Guides, USA. 288 p. [details]   

additional source University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. Animal Diversity Web., available online at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html [details]   

additional source Mead, J. G. and R. L. Brownell, Jr. (2005). Cetacea. Pages 723--743 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., available online at http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/ [details]   

additional source Rice, D. W. (1998). Marine mammals of the world. Systematics and distribution. Society for Marine Mammalogy Special Publication. 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. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. (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 King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554. [details]   

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

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena musculus Linnaeus, 1758) 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://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype None; based primarily on Balaena fistula duplici of Artedi, 1738. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIUCN Red List Category Endangered (EN); Antarctic population Critically Endangered (CR) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMorphology Distinguishing characteristics: colour slate blue to grayish blue and mottled with lighter spots, particularly on the back and shoulders. Underside often covered with microorganisms, giving the belly a yellowish tinge. dorsal fin short, only about 35 cm, and placed far back on the body. Upper jaw is the widest in the genus, and the rostrum is the bluntest. There are 50-90 throat grooves that extend from the chin to just beyond the navel. Average length is adult males is 25 m and females is 27m. Largest animal in the world. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet euphausiids with some squid, amphipods, copepods, red crabs [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions Length: male 65 1/2' -101 1/2' (20-31 m), female 69-110' (21-33.6 m), at birth 19 1/2' + (5.9 m+) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Found in all oceans of the world. Antarctica/Southern Ocean; East Pacific; Eastern Atlantic Ocean; Indo-West Pacific; Western Atlantic Ocean [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution in all oceans [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat mostly offshore but also near the coast [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat offshore [details]

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

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Gestation is 11-12 months long with young born in warm, low latitude waters in the winter months after the adults return from their high latitude feeding grounds. Weaned: 7-8 months. Sexual maturity occurs at 8-9 years and young are produced every 2-3 years. [details]
 

Feeding Type
carnivore [details]
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Afrikaans Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorblouwalvis  [details]
Aleut Checked: verified by a taxonomic editoromgoliaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorabugulikh  [details]
Catalan Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorbalena blava  [details]
Chukot Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortnmerken-uiiutChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorakhvorkhrikh  [details]
Czech Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorplejtvák obrovský  [details]
Dutch Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorblauwe vinvis  [details]
English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorsulphurbottom whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorSibbald's rorqualChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOstende whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgreat rorqualChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgreat northern rorqualChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgreat blue whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorfinny whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorcommon rorqualChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorblue whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorblue rorqual  [details]
French Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorqual de SibbaldChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorqual bleuChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleine jubarteChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleine d'OstendChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleine bleue  [details]
German Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSchwefelbauchwalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorSchanelwalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorRiesenwalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorBlauwal  [details]
Icelandic Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorsteypireydrChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhrefnaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhafreydur  [details]
Indonesian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorpaus biruChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorlaylan agi  [details]
Italian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorbalenottera azzura  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorシロナガスクジラChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorsiro nagasu kujira  [details]
Kalaallisut Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortunnolik  [details]
Korean Checked: verified by a taxonomic editordaewang-gorae  [details]
Malagasy Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortrozona manga  [details]
Norwegian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorrörqualChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorheipe-reydurChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorblaahval  [details]
Portuguese Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleia azul  [details]
Russian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorsinii kitChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgoluboi kitChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbolshoi polosatikChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorblyuval  [details]
Spanish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorcual giganteChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorrorcual azulChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorkilaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgran rorcalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorballena azulChecked: verified by a taxonomic editoralfawareChecked: verified by a taxonomic editoralfaguara  [details]
Swedish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editormuskel finnfiskChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorjattenhvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorblaval  [details]
Yupik languages Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortakyshkokChecked: verified by a taxonomic editortakerrkak  [details]