WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinapterus leucas (Pallas, 1776)

137115 (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137115)
accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh
Pallas, P. S. (1776). Reise durch verschiedene Provinzen des Russischen Reichs. Vol. 3 [Dritter Theil, Buch 1 & 2]. Kayserliche Academie der Wissenschaften, St. Petersburg. 760 p. + Register., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/29190#page/15/mode/1up
page(s): 3(1):85 [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote Mouth of Ob River, northeastern Siberia,...  
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Mouth of Ob River, northeastern Siberia, Russian Federation [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Mouth of Ob River, northeastern Siberia,...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Mouth of Ob River, northeastern Siberia, Russian Federation [details]

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

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution East Pacific; Eastern Atlantic Ocean, Europe...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution East Pacific; Eastern Atlantic Ocean, Europe and Northern Asia (excluding China); Indo-West Pacific; Western Atlantic Ocean [details]
Perrin, W. (2009). Delphinapterus leucas (Pallas, 1776). 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=137115 on 2017-11-23

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original description Pallas, P. S. (1776). Reise durch verschiedene Provinzen des Russischen Reichs. Vol. 3 [Dritter Theil, Buch 1 & 2]. Kayserliche Academie der Wissenschaften, St. Petersburg. 760 p. + Register., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/29190#page/15/mode/1up
page(s): 3(1):85 [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 Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [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 Leatherwood, S., R. R. Reeves, W. F. Perrin and W. E. Evans. (1982). Whales, dolphins, and porpoises of the eastern North Pacific and adjacent Arctic waters. A guide to their identification. NOAA Technical Report NMFS Circular 444. 245pp. [details]   

additional source Stewart, B. E. and R. E. A. Stewart. (1989). Delphinapterus leucas. Mammalian Species 336:1--8. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype None preserved. Name based on freshly harpooned animals. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIUCN Red List Category Near Threatened (NT) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIUCN Red List Category subpopulation Cook Inlet beluga whale : Critically Endangered (CR) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorImportance Belugas have been hunted for centuries for a variety of products. Beluga meat has been used to feed humans and domestic animals, the blubber used in making soap, lubricants, and margarine, and the fat of the head as a high quality lubricant. The skin has been tanned to make boots and laces. Current use is for aboriginal subsistence. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMorphology Distinguishing characteristics: Belugas are white-colored whales with a fusiform body shape and a large melon on the head. This melon is thought by some to focus echolocation tones, although this is in question. The melon can also be used as an indicator of health (poorly nourished belugas have low flat melons while well fed individuals have round melons) and of emotional state--agressive individuals raise their melons forward. There are no dorsal fins. Thirty-eight teeth are present. Males are larger than females. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Calving occurs between April and September. Gestation is one year. Weaned in 1.5-2years. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Mouth of Ob River, northeastern Siberia, Russian Federation [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet large variety of fish, various crustaceans and other bottom living invertebrates [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions Length: male 12-18' (3.7-5.5 m), female 10-13 1/2' (3-4.1 m), at birth 5'+ (1.5 m +); Weight: 500-1500 kg [details]

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

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution East Pacific; Eastern Atlantic Ocean, Europe and Northern Asia (excluding China); Indo-West Pacific; Western Atlantic Ocean [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat inshore including estuaries and rivers in summer, sometimes offshore [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat mostly coastal, also in estuaries and rivers [details]

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

LanguageName 
Aleut Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorbechurinka  [details]
Anus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorpechuga  [details]
Chukot Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorpuuliak  [details]
Czech Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorběluha mořská  [details]
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhvidhvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhvidfisk  [details]
Dutch Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorwitvisChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorwitte dolfijnChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbeloega  [details]
English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorwhite whaleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorwhite fishChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorwhale porpoiseChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorsea canaryUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbulugaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbeluga  [details]
Even Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorzatcha  [details]
French Checked: verified by a taxonomic editormoine de merChecked: verified by a taxonomic editormarsouin blancChecked: verified by a taxonomic editordelphinaptère blancChecked: verified by a taxonomic editordauphin blancChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbélougaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbaleine blanche  [details]
German Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorWeisswalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorWeissfisch  [details]
Icelandic Checked: verified by a taxonomic editormjaldurChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhuitingar  [details]
Inuktitut Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorqilalgaq  [details]
Inupiaq Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorsituaq (Bering Strait)Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorsisuaq (Northern Alaska)  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbelugaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbalena bianca  [details]
Japanese Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorshiro iruka  [details]
Kalaallisut Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorqaqortoqChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorkulelulak  [details]
Khanty Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorvising-totlengChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorvisingkh-potlaengkh  [details]
Korean Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorhin-gorae  [details]
Koryak Checked: verified by a taxonomic editoriinaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgik  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbaltasis delfinas  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΜπελούγκα  [details]
Nenets Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorfiborska  [details]
Norwegian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorhvithvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhvitfiskChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhvidfisk  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhvithval  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkvitkval  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbiałucha  [details]
Russian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorбелухаChecked: verified by a taxonomic editormorkskaia belukhaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbelukha  [details]
Slovenian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbeluga  [details]
Spanish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorbelugaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorballena blanca  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorvitvalChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhvitfiskChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhvitagtik delphinChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhrafu-reydur  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbeyaz balinaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbeluga balinasıUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbelugaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorak balina  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorБілухаUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorбілуга  [details]
Welsh Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormorfil gwyn  [details]
Yupik languages Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorpulzaqChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorkeelalugaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorcetuaq  [details]