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 Ziphiidae > Genus Mesoplodon

Mesoplodon bidens (Sowerby, 1804)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

MesoplodonGervais, 1850accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): nordspisshval; spisshval sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Danish: almindelig næbhval sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: gewone spitssnuitdolfijn; spitsdolfijn sources: Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen: Beheerseenheid Mathematisch Model Noordzee en Schelde-estuarium: Oostende
 English: North Atlantic beaked whale; North Sea beaked whale; Sowerby's beaked whale sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS);PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English-United States: Sowerby's Beaked Whale sources: Charles Hussey
 French: baleine à bec de Sowerby; dauphin de Dale; dauphin de Hâvre
 German: Flosser; Sowerbys Wal
 Greek: Δίδοντο μεσόπλοδον sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Italian: mesoplodonte di Sowerby sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Lithuanian: atlantinis dvidantis sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian: spidshvalen
 Norwegian Bokmål: nordspisshval; spisshval sources: Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond., 7:310
 Norwegian Nynorsk: nordspisskval; spisskval sources: Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond., 7:310
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): nordspisskval; spisskval sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: dziobowal dwuzębny sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Russian: atlanticheski remhezub; remnezub soverbi; ремнезуб атлантический sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Slovenian: sowerbyjev dvozob sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Spanish, Castillian: ballenato hocicudo de Sowerby; zifio de Sowerby sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: Sowerbys näbbval sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Turkish: Soverby iki dişli balinası ; Sowerbi iki dişli balinası sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: Атлантичний ремнезуб; кит Соверби; Ремнезуб атлантичний sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Welsh: morfil gylfinog Sowerby

Literature

original description

Sowerby, J. (1804). Transactions of the Linnaean Society, London 7:310.

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

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.

Genbank

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External Links

Link Marine Life Information Network - UK
Link To GBIF

Citation

Perrin, W. (2011). Mesoplodon bidens (Sowerby, 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:137121

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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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