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

Feresa attenuata Gray, 1874

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

FeresaGray, 1870accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: dwerggriend
 English: feresa; pygmy killer whale; slender blackfish sources: Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. Marine mammals of the world. FAO Species Identification Guide. Rome. 312 p.
 French: orque pygmée
 German: Zwerggrindwal sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Greek: Πυγμαία όρκα sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Italian: feresa sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Lithuanian: nykštukinė orka sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: orka mała sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Russian: косатка карликовая sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Slovenian: pritlikava orka sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Spanish, Castillian: orca pigmea; orca pymea sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Turkish: cüce katil balina sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: Карликова косатка; Косатка карликова

Literature

original description

Gray, J. E. (1874). Description of the skull of a new species of dolphin (Feresa attenuata). Annals and Magazine of Natural History 14:238-239.

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

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

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.

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

Rice, D. W. 1998. Marine mammals of the world. Systematics and distribution. Society for Marine Mammalogy Special Publication 4.

additional source

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

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External Links

Link To GBIF

Citation

Perrin, W. (2012). Feresa attenuata Gray, 1874. 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:137095

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Occurrence

 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data

Environment


marine

Importance

EU Habitat Directive:
annex IV EU Habitat Directive Annex IV: Species of community interest in need of strict protection.
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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