Baleen Whales: Mammals of Russia and Adjacent Regions, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Baleen Whales

Mammals of Russia and Adjacent Regions, 1st Edition

Edited by V E Sokolov, V.A. Arsen'ev, J. Mead

CRC Press

332 pages

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Description

The book presents information on the biological peculiarities of baleen whales of the order Cetacea. The species description include characteristic features, systematic position, range, biology, and practical significance of the member of the suborder.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD TO THE ENGLISH EDITION

FOREWORD TO THE RUSSIAN EDITION

VLADIMIR G. HEPTNER (1901-1975): A BRIEF LIFE SKETCH

VLADIMIR GEORGIEVICH HEPTNER

(JUNE 22-1901-JULY 5, 1975):

A BRIEF BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

ORDER OF CETACEANS—CETACEA BRISSON, 1762

KEY FOR IDENTIFICATION OF SUBORDERS

Suborder of Baleen or Toothless Whales—

Suborder Mysticeti Flower, 1864

Key for Identification of Families of the

Suborder of Baleen Whales

Family of Gray Whales—Family Eschrichtiidae

Weber, 1904

Genus of Gray Whales, Eschrichtius Gray, 1864

Gray Whales, Eschrichtius robustus Lillijeborg, 1861

Diagnosis

Description

Geographic Distribution

Geographic Variation

Biology

Practical Significance

Family of Rorquals and Humpback

Whales – Family Balaenopteridae Gray, 1864

Key for Identification of Species of the Family

of Rorquals and Humpback Whales

Genus of Rorquals Balaenoptera Lacepede, 1804

Lesser Rorqual, Balaenoptera acutorostrata

Lacépède, 1804

Diagnosis

Description

Geographic Distribution

Geographic Variation

Biology

Practical Significance

Sei Whale, Balaenoptera borealis Lesson, 1828

Daignosis

Description

Geographic Distribution

Geographic Variation

Biology

Practical Significance

Bryde’s Whale, Balaenoptera edeni Anderson, 1878

Fin Whale or Herring Whale, Balaenoptera physalus

Linnaeus, 1758

Diagnosis

Description

Geographic Distribution

Geographic Variation

Biology

Practical Significance

Blue Whale, Balaenoptera musculus Linnaeus, 1758

Diagnosis

Description

Systematic Position

Geographic Distribution

Geographic Variation

Biology

Practical Significance

Genus of Humpback Whales, Megaptera Gray, 1864

Humpback Whale, Megaptera novaeangliae

Borowski, 1781

Diagnosis

Description

Geographic Distribution

Geographic Variation

Biology

Practical Significance

Family of Right Whales—Family Balaenidae

Gray, 1825

Key for Identification of Species of Family

Balalenidae

Genus of Black Right Whales, Eubalaena Gray, 1864

Southern (Japanese) Right Whale, Eubalaena

glacialis Muller

Diagnosis

Description

Geographic Distribution

Geographic Variation

Biology

Practical Significance

Genus of Greenland or Right Whales, Balaena

Linnaeus,

Greenland or Right Whale, Balaena mysticetus

Linnaeus,

Diagnosis

Description

Geographic Distribution

Geographic Variation

Biology

Practical Significance

Literature Cited

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI039000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology