Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Tetrapoda > Class Mammalia > Subclass Theria > Order Carnivora > Suborder Caniformia > Infraorder Pinnipedia > Family Phocidae > Genus Pagophilus

Pagophilus groenlandicus (Erxleben, 1777)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

PagophilusGray, 1844accepted genus name

Species group names

Phoca groenlandica Erxleben, 1777 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): grønlandssel sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English: harp seal sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 German: Sattelrobbe sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: grønlandssel sources: Syst. Regni Anim., 1:588
 Norwegian Nynorsk: grønlandssel sources: Syst. Regni Anim., 1:588
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): grønlandssel sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: foka Grenlandzka sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Slovenian: grenlandski tjulen sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Spanish, Castillian: foca arpa; foca de Groenlandia sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: grönlandssäl sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: гренландський тюлень

Literature

basis of record

Linkletter, L.E. 1977. A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68 p.

basis of record

Wilson, D. E., and D. M. Reeder (eds.). 1993. Mammal species of the world. Smithsonian Institution Press.

basis of record

Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station.

basis of record

UNEP-WCMC. 16 February, 2004. Marine Mammals

basis of record

Waring, G.T., J.M. Quintal and C.P. Fairfield (eds.). 2002. U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico marine mammal dtock assessments, 2002. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS- NE- 169. 318 p.

Genbank

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External Links

Link To GBIF

Citation

Berta, A.; Churchill, M. (2011). Pagophilus groenlandicus (Erxleben, 1777). 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:159019

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Occurrence

 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data

Environment


marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial

Importance

EU Habitat Directive:
annex V EU Habitat Directive Annex V: Species of community interest whose taking in the wild and exploitation may be subject to management measures.
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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2010-05-20 by Annalisa Berta

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