Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Tetrapoda > Class Mammalia > Subclass Theria > Order Cetartiodactyla > Suborder Cetancodonta > Infraorder Cetacea > Superfamily Mysticeti > Family Balaenidae > Genus Eubalaena

Eubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

EubalaenaGray, 1864accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): nordkaper sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Bulgarian: yuzhen kit; Южен кит sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Czech: veloryba biskeyská; velryba černá
 Danish: biscayrhval; noordkaper; nordhval; nordkaper sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: noordische vinvisch; noordkaper
 English: Biscayan right whale; North Atlantic right whale; northern right whale sources: UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms;North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 English-United States: Biscayan right whale; black right whale; North Atlantic right whale; Northern Right Whale sources: english PESI focal point;Charles Hussey
 Euskera: sardaco-baleac
 French: baleine de Biscaye; baleine des Basques; baleine d'Islande; baleine franche noire; sarde sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 German: Atlantischer Nordkaper; Eiswalfisch; Nordatlantische Glattwal; Nordatlantischer Glattwal sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Greek: Νότια σωστή φάλαινα sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Italian: balena franca nordatlantica; balena nera sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Lithuanian: pietinis banginis sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian: id; liljehval; nordhval; nordkaper; nordkarper ; sildual sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: nordkaper sources: Zool. Danicae Prodr., p. 7
 Norwegian Nynorsk: nordkaper sources: Zool. Danicae Prodr., p. 7
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): nordkaper sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: wieloryb biskajski sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Portuguese: baleia franca negra
 Russian: biskai kit; iuzhnyi kit; nastoiashchii Atlanticheskii kit; nastoiashchii Atlanticheskii kit; кит южный sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Slovenian: Biskajski kit sources: Davorin Tome
 Spanish, Castillian: ballena de los vascos; ballena franca; ballena vasca; vallena sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: ishafs hvalfisk; nordcapere
 Turkish: buzul balinası sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: Кит південний; Південний кит sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Welsh: morfil y basgiaid

Literature

original description

Müller. (1776). Zool. Danicae prodr.

basis of record

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

ITIS database

additional source

Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station.

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

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

Thomas, M.L.H. (ed.). 1983. Marine and coastal systems of the Quoddy Region, New Brunswick. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 64. 306 p.

additional source

Carwardine, M., E. Hoyt, R. E. Fordyce and P. Gill. 1998. Whales, dolphins and porpoises. Time-Life Books. Nature Company Guides, USA. 288 p.

additional source

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.

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External Links

Link Marine Life Information Network - UK
Link To GBIF

Citation

Perrin, W. (2012). Eubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776). 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:159023

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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.
IUCN:
Red List status EN 2008This species is endangered and is considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild according to the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
OSPAR:
annex All This species is threatened and/or declining in the entire North-East Atlantic according to the OSPAR Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic.

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