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 Globicephala

Globicephala melas (Traill, 1809)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

GlobicephalaLesson, 1828accepted genus name

Species group names

Globicephala melaena (Traill, 1809) orthographic variant
Globicephala melaena (Traill, 1809) synonym

Children

Globicephala melas melas (Traill, 1809)

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Arabic: kouraoui arras achaii
 Bokmål (Norwegian): grindhval sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Catalan: cap d'olla
 Croatian: bjelogrii dupin
 Czech: kulohlavec černý
 Danish: grind; langluffet grindehval sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: griend
 English: Atlantic blackfish; caa'ing whale; common blackfish; common pilot whale; driving whale; long-finned pilot whale; pothead; roundhead; social whale sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 English-United States: Long-finned Pilot Whale sources: Charles Hussey
 Faroese: grindahvalur
 Finnish: grindvalas; pallopaa
 French: cachelot svineval; chaudron; dauphin pilote; déducteur; globicéphale commun; globicéphale conducteur; globicéphale noir sources: Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.
 Galician: caldeiro
 German: Grindwal; Schwarzwal
 Greek: mavrodélfino; Μαυροδέλφινο sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Greenlandic: nisarnaq
 Icelandic: grindhvalur; nydingur
 Israel (Hebrew): natav shachor
 Italian: delfino pilota; globicefalo; globicefalo nero
 Lithuanian: paprastoji grinda sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Maltese: baliena sewda
 Norwegian: grinde; grindhval; grinzehval; svinehval
 Norwegian Bokmål: grindhval sources: Nicholson's J. Nat. Philos. Chem. Arts, 22:81
 Norwegian Nynorsk: grindkval sources: Nicholson's J. Nat. Philos. Chem. Arts, 22:81
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): grindkval sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: albrzymi delfin; grindwal długopłetwy sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Portuguese: boca de panela; cachalote-añao
 Russian: grindy; sharogolovyi delfin; обыкновенная гринда sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Slovenian: obloglavka sources: Davorin Tome
 Spanish, Castillian: ballena piloto; calderón común; calderón de aleta larga; calderón negro sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: grindval
 Turkish: uzun yüzgeçli kara balina sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: Гринда звичайна; Звичайна гринда sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Welsh: morfil pengrwn

Literature

original description

Traill, T. S. (1809). Description of a new species of whale, Delphinus melas. In a letter from Thomas Stewart Traill, M. D. to Mr. Nicholson. Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, and the Arts. February, 1809:81--83.

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

University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. Animal Diversity Web.

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

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

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

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

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.

additional source

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

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External Links

Link Marine Life Information Network - UK
Link To GBIF

Citation

Perrin, W. (2011). Globicephala melas (Traill, 1809). 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:137097

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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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