Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Tetrapoda > Class Mammalia > Subclass Theria > Order Carnivora > Suborder Caniformia > Infraorder Pinnipedia > Family Odobenidae > Genus Odobenus

Odobenus rosmarus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Original genus

Phoca Linnaeus, 1758

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

OdobenusBrisson, 1762accepted genus name

Species group names

Phoca rosmarus Linnaeus, 1758 objective synonym

Children

Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): hvalross sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Danish: hvalros sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: walrus sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English: walrus sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 English-United States: Walrus sources: Charles Hussey
 German: Walross sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Greek: Θαλάσσιος ίππος sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Italian: tricheco sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Lithuanian: vėplys sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian: hvalross sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: hvalross sources: Systema Naturae, 10th ed., 1:38
 Norwegian Nynorsk: kvalross sources: Systema Naturae, 10th ed., 1:38
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): kvalross sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: mors sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Russian: морж sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Slovenian: mrož sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Spanish, Castillian: morsa sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: valross sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Turkish: deniz aygırı; deniz aygırı mors; mors aygırı sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: Канада Морж; Морж sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Welsh: morlo ysgithrog

Literature

basis of record

Wilson D.E. & Reeder D.A.M. (1993). Mammals species of the world. A taxonomic and geographic reference. Second edition. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 1206 pp.

additional source

Linkletter, L.E. 1977. A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68 p.

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

additional source

Wilson, D. E., and D. M. Reeder (eds.). 1993. Mammal species of the world. Smithsonian Institution Press.

additional source

Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station.

Genbank

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External Links

Link Marine Life Information Network - UK
Link To GBIF
Link To GBIF

Citation

Berta, A.; Churchill, M. (2011). Odobenus rosmarus (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://wwwmarinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137077

Prof. Dr Wieslaw Bogdanowicz. Odobenus rosmarus (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=305337

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Occurrence

 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data

Environment


marine

Importance

CITES:
appendix 3 This species is listed on the CITES Appendix III which means it is included at the request of a Party that already regulates trade in the species and that needs the cooperation of other countries to prevent unsustainable or illegal exploitation. International trade in specimens is allowed only on presentation of the appropriate permits or certificates.
IUCN:
Red List status DD 2008This species is data deficient, there is inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction based on its distribution and/or population status according to the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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2010-05-20 by Prof. Dr Wieslaw Bogdanowicz & by Annalisa Berta

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