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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEschrichtius robustus (Lilljeborg, 1861) 
AphiaID: 137112

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 editorEschrichtiidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEschrichtius (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEschrichtius Gray, 1864
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgaphelus glaucus Cope, 1868 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena boops Kerr, 1792 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaena gibbosa Erxleben, 1777 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalaenoptera robusta Lilljeborg, 1861 (basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEschrichtius gibbosus Van Deinse & Junge, 1937 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEschrichtius glaucus Maher, 1961 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhachianectes glaucus Cope, 1869 (synonym)
Sources  original description Lilljeborg. (1861). Forh. Skand. Naturf. Ottende Møde, Kopenhagen (1860), 8.
page(s): 602 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Aleut Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorchikakhluk  [details]
Chukot Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorkentaen  [details]
Czech Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorplejtvákovec šedý  [details]
Danish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorgråhval  [details]
Dutch Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorgryijze walvischUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgrijze walvis  [details]
English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorsummer whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorscrag whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorscamperdownChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorrip sackChecked: verified by a taxonomic editormussel diggerChecked: verified by a taxonomic editormud diggerChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhard headChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgrey whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgraybackChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgray whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgraesoe whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editordevilfishChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCalifornia whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCalifornia rangerChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCalifornia gray whale  [details]
French Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleine griseChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleine à six bosses  [details]
German Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKnotenfischUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGrauwal  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbalena grigia  [details]
Japanese Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorkokuziraChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorkoku kujiraChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorkokuChecked: verified by a taxonomic editoraosagi  [details]
Korean Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorgwisin-gorae  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpilkasis banginis  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΓκρίζα φάλαινα  [details]
Norwegian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKaliforniske graahvalUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgråhval  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpływacz  [details]
Portuguese Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleia cinzenta  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorсерый китChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorseryy kitChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorkaliforniiskii kit  [details]
Slovenian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsivi kit  [details]
Spanish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorballena gris  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgri balina  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorСірий китUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorКит сірий  [details]
Vlaams Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorgrijze walvis  [details]
Yupik languages Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorantokhakChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorangtuchhaq  [details]
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 editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
North Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Pacific [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOsedax Rouse, Goffredi & Vrijenhoek, 2004 (scavenger)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (7 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (116 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (250 nucleotides; 129 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 editorDiet 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype Partial skeleton found buried about 840 feet from the beach; in University Museum of Upsala, Sweden. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIUCN Red List Category Least Concern (LC) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIUCN Red List Category subpopulation Northwest Pacific gray whale : Critically Endangered (CR) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Gräsö, Roslagan, Upland, Sweden [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions Length: male 45' (15 m) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution East Pacific, Indo-West Pacific [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat often found within a kilometre of the coastal shore [details]

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

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPredators killer whale [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Eschrichtius robustus
Eschrichtius robustus
Young gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) in captivity
Young gray whale (Esch...
Gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) entangled in gill net
Gray whale (Eschrichti...
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137112
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). Eschrichtius robustus (Lilljeborg, 1861). 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=137112 on 2014-10-25
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