Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Tetrapoda > Class Mammalia > Subclass Theria > Order Cetartiodactyla > Suborder Cetancodonta > Infraorder Cetacea > Superfamily Mysticeti > Family Balaenopteridae > Genus Balaenoptera

Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

BalaenopteraLacépède, 1804accepted genus name

Children

Balaenoptera acutorostrata acutorostrata Lacepede, 1804

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Aleutian: agamakhchik
 Bokmål (Norwegian): vågehval sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Chukchi (Louravetlany): kauchikan uiiut
 Czech: plejtvák stikovitý
 Danish: sildepisker; vågehval
 Dutch: dvergvinvisch; dwergvinvis sources: Camphuysen, Kees
 English: bagwhale; bay whale; common minke whale; Davidson's whale; dwarf minke whale; least rorqual; lesser finback; little piked whale; minke whale; northern minke whale; pikehead whale; rorqual aliblanco; sharp-headed finner whale sources: UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms;North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 English-United States: Minke Whale sources: Charles Hussey
 French: baleine d'été; petit rorqual; rorqual à museau pointu; rorqual à rostre
 German: Zwergwal
 Greek: Ρυγχοφάλαινα sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Greenlandic: chikagulik
 Israel (Hebrew): לויתן גוץ sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Italian: balenottera minore ; balenottera rostrata sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Japanese: koiwashi kujira; kupokaru; minku
 Lithuanian: mažasis ruožuotis sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian: minkehval; minkies hval; rebbehval; vaagehval; vågehval sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: vågehval sources: Hist. Nat. Cetacees, p. 134
 Norwegian Nynorsk: vågekval sources: Hist. Nat. Cetacees, p. 134
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): vågekval sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: płetwal karłowaty sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Russian: karlikovyi polosatik; malyi polosatika; minke; ostrogolovyi polosatik; ostromordyi polosatik; zalivov; или остроголовый полосатик; малый полосатик sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Slovenian: Ščukasti kit sources: Davorin Tome
 Spanish, Castillian: ballena emana; ballena menor; ballena minke; rorcual aliblanco; rorqual pequeño sources: ITIS database;PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: spetsnäbbad finnfisk; vikarehval; vikval; vinkval
 Turkish: bayağı minke balinası sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: Смугач малий sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Welsh: morfil pigfain sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Yupik: chikagulik; qungvughaq

Literature

original description

Lacépède, B. G. E. de (1804). Histoire naturelle des Cetacées. Paris.

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

additional source

Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station.

additional source

Waring, G.T., J.M. Quintal and C.P. Fairfield (eds.). 2002. U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico marine mammal dtock assessments, 2002. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS- NE- 169. 318 p.

additional source

Jefferson, T. A., M. A. Webber and R. L. Pitman. (2008). Marine mammals of the world. Academic Press, Amsterdam.

additional source

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008.

additional source

Perrin, W. F., B. Würsig and J. G. M. Thewissen. (2009). Encyclopedia of marine mammals. Academic Press, Amsterdam.

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.

additional source

Thomas, M.L.H. (ed.). 1983. Marine and coastal systems of the Quoddy Region, New Brunswick. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 64. 306 p.

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

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.

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Hershkovitz, P. (1966). Catalog of living whales. U.S. National Museum Bulletin 246:1--259.

additional source

Rice, D.W. (1998). Marine mammals of the world. Society for Marine Mammalogy Special Publication 4:1--231/

additional source

King, C. (2009). Terrestrial mammals (Chordata). In: Gordon, D. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity. Volume One: Kingdom Animalia. 584 pp

additional source

Schmidly, D. J. and B. Würsig. 2009. Mammals (Vertebrata: Mammalia) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1343–1352 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

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External Links

Link Marine Life Information Network - UK
Link To GBIF

Citation

Perrin, W. (2012). Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804. In: Perrin, W.F. World Cetacea Database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137087

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Occurrence

 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data

Environment


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Importance

CITES:
appendix 1 This species is listed on the CITES Appendix I which means it is threatened with extinction and CITES prohibits international trade in specimens of these species except when the purpose of the import is not commercial, for instance for scientific research.
EU Habitat Directive:
annex IV EU Habitat Directive Annex IV: Species of community interest in need of strict protection.
IUCN:
Red List status LC 2008This species is least concern and is widespread and abundant according to the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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