CANARY ISLANDS CETACEANS

CANARY ISLAND CETACEANS

Order Cetartiodactyla

Suborder Odontoceti

Family Delphinidae
Short-beaked Common Dolphin, Delphinus delphis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Bottlenose Dolphin, Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821)

Striped Dolphin, Stenella coeruleoalba (Meyen, 1833)

Atlantic Spotted Dolphin, Stenella frontalis (G. Cuvier, 1829)

Spinner Dolphin, Stenella longirostris (Gray, 1828)

Fraser´s dolphin, Lagenodelphis hosei Fraser, 1956

Risso´s Dolphin, Grampus griseus (G. Cuvier, 1812)

Rough-toothed Dolphin, Steno bredanensis (G. Cuvier en Lesson, 1828)

Short-finned Pilot Whale, Globicephala macrorhynchus Gray, 1846

Long-finned Pilot Whale, Globicephala melas (Traill 1809)

Killer Whale, Orcinus orca (Linnaeus, 1758)

False Killer Whale, Pseudorca crassidens (Owen, 1846)

Pygmy Killer Whale, Feresa attenuata Gray, 1874



Family Phocoenidae

Harbour Porpoise, Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758)



Family Kogiidae

Pygmy Sperm Whale, Kogia breviceps (Blainville, 1838)

Dwarf Sperm Whale, Kogia sima (Owen, 1866)

Family Physeteridae

Sperm Whale, Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758



Family Ziphiidae

Cuvier´s Beaked Whale, Ziphius cavirostris G. Cuvier, 1823

Blainville´s Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon densirostris (Blainville, 1817)

Gervais´s Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon europaeus (Gervais, 1855)

Sowerby´s Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon bidens (Sowerby, 1804)

True´s Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon mirus, True, 1913

Northern Bottlenose Whale, Hyperoodon ampullatus (Forster, 1770)


Suborden Mysticeti

Family Balaenopteridae

 
Blue Whale, Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Fin Whale, Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Sei Whale, Balaenoptera borealis Lesson, 1828

Bryde´s Whale, Balaenoptera edeni, Anderson, 1879

Common Minke Whale, Balaenopeta acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804

Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781)

Family Balaenidae


North Atlantic right whale, Eubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776)