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 australis (Desmoulins, 1822)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

EubalaenaGray, 1864accepted genus name

Species group names

Balaena glacialis Mueller, 1776 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Afrikaans: noordkaper; suidelike noordkapper
 Dutch: zuidkaper
 English: southern right whale sources: Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. Marine mammals of the world. FAO Species Identification Guide. Rome. 312 p.
 French: baleine austral; baleine du Cap
 German: Kapwal; suedlicher Glattwal; suedlicher Walfisch; Suedwal des stillen Ozeans
 Indonesian: paus selatan
 Japanese: sebi kujira
 Malagasi: trozona mainty; trozona marine
 Norwegian: sorlig retthval
 Portuguese: baleia verdadeira; baleia-franca-austral
 Russian: nastyaschiy kit
 Spanish, Castillian: ballena franca austral; ballena verdadera; reithuel; vieja


original description

Desmoulins, A. (1822). Baleine:155-160 in Dictionaire classique d'Histoire naturelle. 2. Paris, Rey et Gravier.

basis of record

Jefferson, T. A., M. A. Webber and R. L. Pitman. (2008). Marine mammals of the world. Academic Press, Amsterdam.

additional source

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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

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

King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (59 publications)
Barcode of Life (4 barcodes)
GenBank (463 nucleotides; 300 proteins)


Perrin, W. (2014). Eubalaena australis (Desmoulins, 1822). In: Perrin, W.F. (2014) World Cetacea Database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:220222




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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