NARMS taxon details

Delphinapterus leucas (Pallas, 1776)

marine, brackish, fresh
(of ) Pallas, P. S. (1776). Reise durch verschiedene Provinzen des Russischen Reichs. Vol. 3. <em>Kayserliche Academie der Wissenschaften, St. Petersburg.</em> 1-454., available online at https://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/id/PPN330048503 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Perrin, W.F. (2022). World Cetacea Database. Delphinapterus leucas (Pallas, 1776). Accessed through: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvanitidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2022) European Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marbef.org/data/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137115 on 2022-08-18
Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvanitidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2022). European Register of Marine Species. Delphinapterus leucas (Pallas, 1776). Accessed at: https://vliz.be/vmdcdata/narms/narms.php?p=taxdetails&id=137115 on 2022-08-18
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original description  (of ) Pallas, P. S. (1776). Reise durch verschiedene Provinzen des Russischen Reichs. Vol. 3. <em>Kayserliche Academie der Wissenschaften, St. Petersburg.</em> 1-454., available online at https://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/id/PPN330048503 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>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,</i> 50: pp. 375-376 (look up in IMIS[details]   

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. [details]   

additional source Animal Diversity Web. <em>University of Michigan Museum of Zoology.</em> , available online at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html [details]   

additional source Mead, J. G.; Brownell, R. L. Jr. (2005). Cetacea. <em>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.</em> 723--743., available online at http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/ [details]   

additional source Rice, D. W. (1998). Marine mammals of the world. Systematics and distribution. <em>Society for Marine Mammalogy Special Publication.</em> 4., available online at http://www.marinemammalscience.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/MarineMammalsOfTheWorld.pdf [details]   

additional source Hershkovitz, P. (1966). Catalog of Living Whales. <em>Bulletin of the United States National Museum.</em> (246): 1-259., available online at https://doi.org/10.5479/si.03629236.246 [details]   

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

additional source IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, available online at http://www.iucnredlist.org [details]   

additional source Perrin, W.F.; Würsig, B.; Thewissen, J.G.M. (2009). Encyclopedia of marine mammals. Second edition. Academic Press: London. ISBN 978-0-12-373553-9. xxix, 1316 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Leatherwood, S., R. R. Reeves, W. F. Perrin and W. E. Evans. (1982). Whales, dolphins, and porpoises of the eastern North Pacific and adjacent Arctic waters. A guide to their identification. NOAA Technical Report NMFS Circular 444. 245pp. [details]   

additional source Stewart, B. E. and R. E. A. Stewart. (1989). Delphinapterus leucas. Mammalian Species 336:1--8. [details]   

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   
 
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Morphology Distinguishing characteristics: Belugas are white-colored whales with a fusiform body shape and a large melon on the head. This melon is thought by some to focus echolocation tones, although this is in question. The melon can also be used as an indicator of health (poorly nourished belugas have low flat melons while well fed individuals have round melons) and of emotional state--agressive individuals raise their melons forward. There are no dorsal fins. Thirty-eight teeth are present. Males are larger than females. [details]
LanguageName 
Aleut bechurinka  [details]
Anus pechuga  [details]
Chukot puuliak  [details]
Czech beluha morská  [details]
Danish hvidfisk  [details]
Dutch witviswitte dolfijnbeloega  [details]
English white whalewhite fishsea canarybulugabeluga  [details]
Even zatcha  [details]
French moine de mermarsouin blancdelphinaptère blancdauphin blancbélougabaleine blanche  [details]
German WeisswalWeissfisch  [details]
Icelandic mjaldurhuitingar  [details]
Japanese shiro iruka  [details]
Kalaallisut kulelulak  [details]
Khanty vising-totlengvisingkh-potlaengkh  [details]
Koryak iinagik  [details]
Nenets fiborska  [details]
Norwegian hvitfiskhvidfisk  [details]
Russian morkskaia belukhabelukha  [details]
Slovenian beluga  [details]
Spanish belugaballena blanca  [details]
Swedish hvitfiskhvitagtik delphinhrafu-reydur  [details]
Yupik languages pulzaqkeelaluga  [details]