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Harbor Porpoise
Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Scientific synonyms

Delphinus phocoena Linnaeus, 1758
Phocaena phocaena acuminata Van Deinse, 1935
Phocaena americana J. A. Allen, 1869
Phocaena brachcium Hall & Kelson, 1959
Phocaena brachycium Cope, 1865
Phocoena communis Lesson, 1827
Phocaena communis Lesson, 1827
Phocaena phocaena acuminata var. conidens Van Deinse, 1946
Phocaena lineata Cope, 1876
Delphinus phocaena Muller, 1776

Other names

= Common Porpoise

Least Concern

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Intertaxon relationships

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

parasite: Campula oblonga Cobbold, 1858

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

Included 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 2018-1 [17027]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3] [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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