Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède,…

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Full Name

Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804

Common names

  • bagwhale eng
  • bay whale eng
  • beaked rorqual eng
  • more


Taxonomic status

Accepted species

According to

The Catalogue of Life, 3rd January 2011

Published in

de Lacépède, B. G. E. (1804). Histoire naturelle des cétacées. In Buffon, Histoire naturelle, vol. 37:317.



Georeferenced data

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Text based distributions present in some sources.

Distribution range

  • Present in Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone Source: Jan Haelters
  • Present in Danish Exclusive Economic Zone Source: Slijper, E.J. (1938). Die Sammlung rezenter Cetacea des Musée Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique [The collection of recent Cetacea of the Musée Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique]. Bull. Mus. royal d'Hist. Nat. Belg./Med. Kon. Natuurhist. Mus. Belg. 14(10): 1-33
  • Present in Greek Exclusive Economic Zone Source: Koukouras, A. (2010). Check-list of marine species from Greece. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Assembled in the framework of the EU FP7 PESI project.
  • Present in Kenyan Exclusive Economic Zone Source: Government of Kenya. 2009. State of the Coast Report. Towards Integrated Management of Coastal and Marine Resources in Kenya. National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Nairobi. 88 pp.
  • Present in New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone 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.

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Appears in



(1996) database, NODC Taxonomic Code

(1998) website, Mammal Species of the World

(2001) database, Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad

(2003) database,

AGUILAR, A. et al. (1995-1997): Inventario de los Cetáceos de las Aguas Atlánticas Peninsulares: Aplicación de la Directiva 92/43/CEE. Dirección General de Conservación de la Naturaleza- Universidad de Barcelona...FERNÁNDEZ-CASADO, J.L., MONS, L. & J.J. CASTILLO (2001): Rorcual aliblanco, p.259, in: Libro Rojo de los Vertebrados Amenazados de Andalucía. Consejería de Medio Ambiente. Junta de Andalucía. 336 pp...REILLY, S.B., BANNISTER, J.L., BEST, P.B., BROWN, M., BROWNELL JR., R.L., BUTTERWORTH, D.S., CLAPHAM, P.J., COOKE, J., DONOVAN, G.P., URBÁN, J. & ZERBINI, A.N. 2008. Balaenoptera acutorostrata. In: IUCN 2009. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.1. .

Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes (2003) Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada

Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner (1987) Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada: Resource Publication, no. 166

Carwardine, M., E. Hoyt, R. E. Fordyce and P. Gill. 1998. Whales, dolphins and porpoises. Time-Life Books. Nature Company Guides, USA. 288 p.


Source information

This backbone name usage exists because it was found in another checklist at the time the backbone was built. The primary source name usage has since been removed from the portal.

Record history

This record was last modified in GBIF on Nov 3, 2014. The source was last visited by GBIF on Jul 30, 2015. It was last updated according to the publisher on Feb 8, 2013.

A record will be modified by GBIF when either the source record has been changed by the publisher, or improvements in the GBIF processing warrant an update.