Taxon profile


Bowhead Whale
Balaena mysticetus (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Cetartiodactyla - even-toed ungulates »  family Balaenidae - right whales »  genus Balaena

Scientific synonyms

Balaena mysticetus arctica Schlegel, 1841
Balaena mysticetus borealis Lesson, 1828
Balaena mysticetus groenlandica Kerr, 1792
Balaena mysticetus pitlekajensis Malm, 1883
Balaena mysticetus roysii Dall, 1874
Balaena vulgaris Brisson, 1762
Baloena mysticetus Robineau, 1989
Eubalaena mysticetus

Other names

= Black Right Whale
= Bowhead

IUCN category:Least Concern
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Intertaxon relationships

predator: Orcinus orca (Linnaeus, 1758) - Killer Whale

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [2467]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Balaena mysticetus 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 Balaena mysticetus 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 Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758]

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