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 Ziphius

Ziphius cavirostris Cuvier, 1823

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

ZiphiusCuvier, 1823accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Albanian: balena me sqep; balene me sqep sources: Dhora, DH. 2008. Fjalor i emrave të kafshëve të Shqipërisë (Emri shkencor – Shqip – Anglisht) / Dictionary of animal names of Albania (Scientific names – Albanian – English). Camaj – Pipa. Shkodër, Albania. pp. 288.
 Aleutian: chumchugagakh; chumchugaiak
 Arabic: zifius
 Croatian: Cuvierov kit
 Dutch: dolfijn van Cuvier; spitssnuitdolfijn van Cuvier
 English: Cuvier's beaked whale; goose-beaked whale sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 English-United States: Cuvier's Beaked Whale sources: Charles Hussey
 French: baleine à bec de Cuvier; baleine bécune de Cuvier; ziphius 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.
 German: Cuvier-Schnabelwal sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Greek: zifiós; Ζιφιός sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Israel (Hebrew): zifyus chalul chartom; זיפיוס sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Italian: zifio
 Japanese: akabo kujira; kajippo
 Lithuanian: tikrasis snapuotis sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Maltese: baliena ta'Kuvjer
 Polish: zyfia Cuviera sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Portuguese: baleia bicuda de Cuvier; zifio
 Russian: kiuverov kliuvoryl; nastoiashchii kliuvoryl; srednii plavun
 Sinhala: hota al thalmaha
 Slovenian: Cuvierjev kljunati kit sources: Davorin Tome
 Spanish, Castillian: ballena de Cuvier; ballena picuda de Cuvier; ballenato de Cuvier; ballenato picudo de Cuvier; zifio de Cuvier; ziphio sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: småhuvudval sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Turkish: Cuvier balinasi; kaz gagalı balina; Kuvier balinasi; kuvier balinası sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: Дзьоборил справжній; Справжній дзьоборил sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Welsh: morfil gylfinog Cuvier

Literature

original description

Cuvier, G. (1823). Recherches sur les ossemens fossiles, 2nd ed., 5(1). Paris.

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

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.

additional source

Robineau, D. (1989). Les types de cétacés actuels du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle I. Balaenidae, Balaenopteridae, Kogiidae, Ziphiidae, Iniidae, Pontoporiidae. Bull. Mus. natn. Hist. nat., Paris, 4th ser., 11, section A, no. 1:271-289.

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

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Citation

Perrin, W. (2012). Ziphius cavirostris Cuvier, 1823. 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:137127

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Occurrence

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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.
IUCN:
Red List status LC 2008This species is least concern and is widespread and abundant according to the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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