Cetacea taxon details

Mesoplodon hectori (Gray, 1871)

137125  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137125)

Berardius hectori Gray, 1871 · unaccepted (basionym)
Mesoplodon hectori Flower, 1878 · unaccepted (synonym)
Mesoplodon knoxi Hector, 1873 · unaccepted (synonym)
Paikea hectori Oliver, 1922 · unaccepted (synonym)
marine, terrestrial
(of Berardius hectori Gray, 1871) Gray J.E. (1871). Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (4)8:117. [details]   
Note Titai Bay, Cook Strait, New Zealand.  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Titai Bay, Cook Strait, New Zealand. [details]
Distribution circum-global  
Distribution circum-global [details]
Perrin, W.F. (2021). World Cetacea Database. Mesoplodon hectori (Gray, 1871). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/cetacea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137125 on 2024-04-19
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
2008-08-20 11:25:36Z

original description  (of Berardius hectori Gray, 1871) Gray J.E. (1871). Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (4)8:117. [details]   

additional source van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>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,</i> 50: pp. 375-376 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Mead, J. G.; Brownell, R. L. Jr. (2005). Cetacea. <em>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.</em> 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. <em>Society for Marine Mammalogy Special Publication.</em> 4., available online at http://www.marinemammalscience.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/MarineMammalsOfTheWorld.pdf [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. <em>in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia.</em> pp. 431-554. [details]   

ecology source Looby, A.; Erbe, C.; Bravo, S.; Cox, K.; Davies, H. L.; Di Iorio, L.; Jézéquel, Y.; Juanes, F.; Martin, C. W.; Mooney, T. A.; Radford, C.; Reynolds, L. K.; Rice, A. N.; Riera, A.; Rountree, R.; Spriel, B.; Stanley, J.; Vela, S.; Parsons, M. J. G. (2023). Global inventory of species categorized by known underwater sonifery. <em>Scientific Data.</em> 10(1). (look up in IMIS), available online at https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-023-02745-4 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

From editor or global species database
Holotype Skull from stranding in 1866, in British Museum (Natural History), London, no. 1677b- [details]

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

Type locality Titai Bay, Cook Strait, New Zealand. [details]

From other sources
Distribution circum-global [details]

Habitat cool temperate, oceanic [details]
Afrikaans Hector-snoetwalvis  [details]
English Hector's beaked whale  [details]
French mesoplodon de Hectorbaleine à bec de Hector  [details]
Portuguese baleia bicuda de Hector  [details]
Spanish zifio de Hectordelfin picudo de Hectorballena picuda de Hectorballena de picuda de Hector  [details]