Taxon profile


Harbor Porpoise
Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Cetartiodactyla - even-toed ungulates »  family Phocoenidae

Scientific synonyms

Delphinus (Phocaena) phocaena Gray, 1828
Delphinus phocaena Muller, 1776
Delphinus phocoena Linnaeus, 1758
Delphinus ventricosus Lacépède, 1804
Phocaena americana J. A. Allen, 1869
Phocaena brachcium Hall & Kelson, 1959
Phocaena brachycium Cope, 1865
Phocaena communis Lesson, 1827
Phocaena lineata Cope, 1876
Phocaena phocaena Kleinenberg, 1956

Other names

= Common Porpoise

IUCN category:Least Concern



Intertaxon relationships

predator: Orcinus orca (Linnaeus, 1758) - Killer Whale, Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758) - Great White Shark

prey: Clupea harengus Linnaeus, 1758 - Atlantic Herring, Mallotus villosus (Müller, 1776) - Capelin

Subordinated taxa

Number of records: 3

subspecies Phocoena phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758) - North Atlantic Harbor Porpoise
subspecies Phocoena phocoena relicta Abel, 1905 - Black Sea Harbor Porpoise
subspecies Phocoena phocoena vomerina Gill, 1865 - Eastern North Pacific Harbor Porpoise

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [17027]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Phocoena phocoena Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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