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 densirostris (de Blainville, 1817)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

MesoplodonGervais, 1850accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: spitssnuitdolfijn; spitssnuitdolfijn van De Blainville sources: Rappé, G. (1985). Isocyamus delphinii (Guérin, 1836), first finding of a whale louse (Amphipoda, Cyamidae) at our coast [Isocyamus delphinii (Guérin, 1836), eerste vondst van een walvisluis aan onze kust]. De Strandvlo 5(3): 63-65
 English: baleine à bec de Blainville; Blainville's beaked whale; dense-beaked whale; tropical beaked whale sources: Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. Marine mammals of the world. FAO Species Identification Guide. Rome. 312 p.;UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms
 French: baleine à bec de Blainville; baleine bécune
 German: Blainville-Schnabelwal; Blainville-Zweizahnwal sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Greek: Πυκνόρυγχο μεσόπλοδον sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Italian: mesoplodonte di De Blainville sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Japanese: kobuha kujira
 Lithuanian: Blenvilio dvidantis sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: dziobowal Blainville'a sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Russian: remneub Blainvillya; ремнезуб блэнвиля sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Slovenian: Blainvillov dvozob sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Spanish, Castillian: ballena picuda; ballena picuda de Blainville; ballenato hocicudo de Blainville; zifio de Blainville sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: Blainvilles näbbval sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Turkish: sık dişli gagalı balina; sık dişli gagalı balinası sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: Ремнезуб Бленвіля

Literature

original description

Blainville, H. de (1817). In [Desmarest, A. G.] Nouveau dictionnaire d'histoire naturelle 9.

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

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

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). Mesoplodon densirostris (de Blainville, 1817). 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:137122

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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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