WoRMS taxon details

Mesoplodon bidens (Sowerby, 1804)

137121  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137121)

accepted
Species
marine
Sowerby, J. (1804). Transactions of the Linnaean Society, London. London 7:310. [details]   
Note Brodie House, Elginshire, Scotland, U.K.  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Brodie House, Elginshire, Scotland, U.K. [details]
Distribution North Atlantic (Eastern and Western), including North sea; considered rare in Canadian waters  
Distribution North Atlantic (Eastern and Western), including North sea; considered rare in Canadian waters [details]
Perrin, W.F. (2018). World Cetacea Database. Mesoplodon bidens (Sowerby, 1804). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137121 on 2018-04-22
Date
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2008-08-20 11:25:36Z
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original description Sowerby, J. (1804). Transactions of the Linnaean Society, London. London 7:310. [details]   

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

additional source 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 Mead, J. G.; Brownell, R. L. Jr. (2005). Cetacea. 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. 723--743., 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]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Holotype "A stranded male, skull only preserved, originally in Sowerby's museum [,]now in the museum of the University of Oxford; collected 1800 by Mr. James Brodie" (Hershkovitz, 1966).  [details]

IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient (DD) [details]

Predators None known. [details]

Type locality Brodie House, Elginshire, Scotland, U.K. [details]

From other sources
Diet squid and small fish [details]

Dimensions Length: male 18' (5.5 m), female 16 1/2' (5 m), at birth 8' (2.4 m) [details]

Distribution North Atlantic (Eastern and Western), including North sea; considered rare in Canadian waters [details]

Habitat also in shelf areas [details]

Habitat offshore [details]
 

LanguageName 
Danish almindelig næbhval  [details]
Dutch spitsdolfijngewone spitssnuitdolfijn  [details]
English Sowerby's beaked whaleNorth Sea beaked whaleNorth Atlantic beaked whale  [details]
French mesoplodon de Sowerbydauphin de Hâvredauphin de Dalebaleine à bec de Sowerby  [details]
German Sowerbys WalFlosser  [details]
Icelandic svinhvalur  [details]
Italian mesoplodonte di Sowerby  [details]
Lithuanian atlantinis dvidantis  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Δίδοντο μεσόπλοδον  [details]
Norwegian spidshvalen  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål spisshvalnordspisshval  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk spisskvalnordspisskval  [details]
Russian ремнезуб атлантическийremnezub soverbiatlanticheski remhezub  [details]
Slovenian sowerbyjev dvozob  [details]
Spanish zifio de Sowerbyballenato de hoccico de Sowerby  [details]
Swedish Sowerbys näbbval  [details]
Ukrainian кит СовербиАтлантичний ремнезуб  [details]