WoRMS taxon details

Hyperoodon ampullatus (Forster, 1770)

343899  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:343899)

accepted
Species
marine
Forster. (1770). In Kalm, Travels into North America 1:18, ftn. [details]   
Note Maldon, Essex, England, the locale of Dale's...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Maldon, Essex, England, the locale of Dale's (1732)specimen. [details]
Distribution Northern East and West Atlantic Ocean   
Distribution Northern East and West Atlantic Ocean  [details]
Perrin, W.F. (2018). World Cetacea Database. Hyperoodon ampullatus (Forster, 1770). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=343899 on 2018-08-19
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original description Forster. (1770). In Kalm, Travels into North America 1:18, ftn. [details]   

basis of record van der Land, J. (ed). (2008). UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO). , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/urmo/ [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]   

additional source  (ofHyperoodon (Hyperoodon) ampullatus (Forster, 1770)) Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

basis of record  (ofHyperoodon (Hyperoodon) ampullatus (Forster, 1770)) 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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Holotype None designated. Name based on the bottle-nosed whales seen at sea by Kalm "everywhere in the ocean from the channel to the very neighborhood of America," and, basically, on Pennant's description of Dale's "bottle-head whale" found stranded in 1717. [details]

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

Morphology  Varied in color, ranging from greenish-brown to chocolate and gray. Individuals may be mottles with patches of grayish-white. Coloration is generally lighter on the flanks and underbelly, fading to a white or cream color.The beak is short and cylindrical, resembling a bottle in shape. Both sexes have large, protruding melons that are often vertical anteriorly in older animals and turn yellowish-white with age in males. The melon of the female is not as prominent as that of the male.The posteriorly-curved dorsal fin is 30-38cm in height and is located at a distance of 1/3 the total body length from the tail. The tail flukes lack a medial notch, and the flippers are small and pointed. [details]

Reproduction Mating believed to be polygynous with a single male assoiciating with a group of females during the mating season. Females mature sexually at 8-14 years and males at 7-9 years. Mating occurs in spring and early summer and calves are born from April to June. Gestation is about 12 months and weaning is at around one year. [details]

Type locality Maldon, Essex, England, the locale of Dale's (1732)specimen. [details]

From other sources
Diet squid, some fish (herring, cuttlefish) and invertebrates (sea cucumbers, sea stars) [details]

Dimensions Length: male 24-32' (7.3-9.8 m), female 19-28 1/2' (5.8-8.7 m), at birth 11 1/2' (3.5 m); Weight: 5800-7500 kg [details]

Distribution Northern East and West Atlantic Ocean  [details]

Habitat deep waters offshore [details]

Habitat cold temperate to subarctic, oceanic [details]

Predators None [details]
 

LanguageName 
Czech anarnak zobatý  [details]
Danish naebhvaldøglingdögling  [details]
Dutch butskop  [details]
English northern bottle-nosed whalenorthern bottlenose whaleNorth Atlantic bottle-nosed whaleflounder's headcommon bottlenose whalebottliebottle-head  [details]
Faroese döglink  [details]
French hyperoodon butzkopfhyperoodon boréalhyperodon arctiquegrand souffleur à bec d'oiedauphin de Honfleurbaleine à bec  [details]
German EntenwalDöglingButskopf  [details]
Icelandic döglingurandhvalerandarnefia  [details]
Italian iperodonte boreale  [details]
Japanese kita-tokkuri-kuzira  [details]
Kalaallisut anarnak  [details]
Lithuanian aukštakaktis snapuotis  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Υπερωόδοντας του ΒορράΥπερωόδοντας του Βορά  [details]
Norwegian stubnebhvalnaebhvalbottlenosenandehval  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål nebbhvalbottlenose  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk nebbkvalbottlenose  [details]
Polish dogling północny  [details]
Russian бутылконос высоколобыйbutylkonos  [details]
Slovenian severni račji kit  [details]
Spanish hocico de botellacalderón borealballena nariz de botella del norte  [details]
Swedish näbbvalnabbad gomtand  [details]
Turkish kuzey ördek balinası  [details]
Ukrainian Пляшконіс північнийПляшконіс високочолийпівнічний пляшконісВисокочолий пляшконіс  [details]
Welsh morfil trwyn potel  [details]