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 Peponocephala

Peponocephala electra (Gray, 1846)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

PeponocephalaNishiwaki & Norris, 1966accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: witlipgriend
 English: Electra dolphin; Hawaiian blackfish; many-toothed blackfish; melon-headed dolphin; melon-headed whale sources: Shirihai, H. 2002 A complete guide to Antarctic Wildlife: the Birds and Marine Mammals of the Antarctic Continent and the Southern Ocean Alula Press FI 510 pp;North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 English-United States: Melon-headed Whale sources: Charles Hussey
 French: péponocéphale
 German: Breitschnabeldelfin sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Greek: Πεπονοκέφαλο δελφίνι sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Italian: balena dalla testa di melone; peponocefalo sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Japanese: kazuha gondo kujira
 Lithuanian: pūstagalvis delfinas sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: melonogłów elektra sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Portuguese: golfinho cabeça de melão
 Russian: shirokoklyuvyi delfin
 Spanish, Castillian: calderón pequeño; delfín cabeza de melón
 Turkish: elektra balinası sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: бездзьобий дельфін; Бесклювий; дельфін; Дельфін бездзьобий; широкопикий sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Welsh: morfil pen pwmpen

Literature

original description

Gray, J. E. (1846). Zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Erebus and Terror, 1(Mammalia):48, pl. 1, fig. 1 (baleen).

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

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

Jefferson, T. A. and N. B. Barros. (1997). Peponocephala electra. Mammalian Species 553:1--6.

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 To GBIF

Citation

Perrin, W. (2012). Peponocephala electra (Gray, 1846). 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:137103

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Occurrence

 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data

Environment


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Importance

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

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2008-08-20 by William Perrin

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