Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781)

AphiaID: 137092

Código Natura 2000: 1345

humpback whale

Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Tetrapoda (Superclass-2) > Mammalia (Class) > Theria (Subclass) > Cetartiodactyla (Order) > Cetancodonta (Suborder) > Cetacea (Infraorder) > Mysticeti (Superfamily) > Balaenopteridae (Family)

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Synonyms

Balaena allamack Gray, 1846
Balaena atlanticus Hurdis, 1897
Balaena boops Fabricius, 1780
Balaena gibbosa Gray, 1843
Balaena lalandii Fischer, 1829
Balaena longimana Rudolphi, 1832
Balaena nodosa Bonnaterre, 1789
Balaena novaeangliae Borowski, 1781
Balaena sulcata antarctica Schlegel, 1841
Balaenoptera antarctica Temminck, 1841
Balaenoptera astrolabe Pucheran, 1843
Balaenoptera australis Lesson, 1828
Balaenoptera capensis A. Smith, 1834
Balaenoptera leucopteron Lesson, 1842
Balaenoptera syncondylus A. Mueller, 1863
Kyphobalaena keporkak Van Beneden, 1868
Megaptera americana Gray, 1846
Megaptera antarctica Gray, 1846
Megaptera bellicosa Cope, 1871
Megaptera boops Van Beneden & Gervais, 1880
Megaptera brasiliensis True, 1904
Megaptera braziliensis Cope, 1867
Megaptera burmeisteri Burmeister, 1866
Megaptera gigas Cope, 1865
Megaptera indica Gervais, 1883
Megaptera kusira Trouessart, 1904
Megaptera lalandii Gray, 1864
Megaptera longimana Gray, 1846
Megaptera longimana morei Gray, 1866
Megaptera longipinna Gray, 1846
Megaptera nodosa Bonnaterre, 1789
Megaptera nodosa Lahille, 1905
Megaptera nodosa bellicosa Elliot, 1904
Megaptera nodosa lalandii Tomilin, 1946
Megaptera nodosa nodosa Tomilin, 1946
Megaptera nodosa novaezealandiae Ivashin, 1958
Megaptera novaezelandiae Gray, 1864
Megaptera osphya Mead & Brownell, 2005
Megaptera osphyia Cope, 1865
Megaptera poescop Gray, 1846
Megaptera versabilis Cope, 1869
Poescopia lalandii Gray, 1866
Rorqualus antarcticus F. Cuvier, 1836
Rorqualus australis Hamilton, 1837

International References

Kurlansky, M. 2000. “Megaptera novaeangliae” (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed at https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Megaptera_novaeangliae/

Barnes, M.K.S. 2008. Megaptera novaeangliae Humpback whale. In Tyler-Walters H. and Hiscock K. (eds) Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Reviews, [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Available from: https://www.marlin.ac.uk/species/detail/106

Feio R.; Dias L.; Machete M.; Gonçalves J.; Serrão Santos R. (2009) Programa de Observação para as Pescas dos Açores. DOP/IMAR, Horta.

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basis of record van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). 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, 50: pp. 375-376 [details]

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

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

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additional source Clapham, P. J. and J. G. Mead. (1999). Megaptera novaeangliae. Mammalian Species 604:1–9. [details]

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

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. [details]

additional source Stacey, P. J. and P. W. Arnold. (1999). Orcaella brevirostris. Mammalian Species 616:1–8. [details]

original description Borowski, G. H. (1781). Gemeinnüzzige[sic] Naturschichte des Tierreichs,.. G. L. Lange, Berlin and Stralsund. [details]

additional source Schmidly, D. J. and B. Würsig. 2009. Mammals (Vertebrata: Mammalia) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1343–1352 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. [details]

additional source Maio, N.; Maione, V.; Sgammato, R. (2016). First record of a Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) in the Tyrrhenian Sea (Cetacea Balaenopteridae). Biodiversity Journal. 7(1): 33-38. [details]

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

additional source Schmidly, D. J. and B. Würsig. 2009. Mammals (Vertebrata: Mammalia) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1343–1352 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]

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

additional source Schmidly, D. J. and B. Würsig. 2009. Mammals (Vertebrata: Mammalia) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1343–1352 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]

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

additional source Schmidly, D. J. and B. Würsig. 2009. Mammals (Vertebrata: Mammalia) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1343–1352 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]

additional source Liu, J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. [details]

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. [details]

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