Cetaceans of the world

All cetaceans in the world, including subspecies (even if they are not recognized yet), echotypes and morphs. Illustrations made by me © Ida Eriksson Creations - Oceano Vivo, Lighthouse
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Odontoceti - Toothed whales

Common dolphins
Delphinus delphis (Shortbeaked common dolphin) and Delphinus delphis subsp. (Blacksea common dolphin)

Delphinus capensis (Longbeaked common dolphin)

Delphinus tropicalis (Arabian common dolphin)

Bottlenose dolphin
Tursiops truncatus (Common bottlenose dolphin)

Tursiops aduncus (Indo pacific bottlenose dolphin)
Tursiops australis (Australian bottlenose dolphin)
Tursiops truncatus gilli and T. gilli (Pacific bottlenose dolphin)
- Tursiops truncatus ponticus (Black Sea bottlenose dolphin)

Stenella frontalis (Atlantic spotted dolphin) and S.f. subsp. (Florida spotted dolphin)
Stenella attenuata attenuata  (Pantropical spotted dolphin) and S.a. graffmani, S.a. subsp. A, S.a. subsp. B (pantropical spotted dolphin subspecies)
- Stenella coeruleoalba (Striped dolphin)

- Stenella clymene (Clymene dolphin, short-snouted spinner dolphin)
Stenella longirostris longirostris (Long-snouted spinner dolphin)

Stenella longirostris centroamericana (Centroamerican spinner dolphin)

Stenella longirostris orientalis (Eastern spinner dolphin)

Stenella longirostris roseiventris (Dwarf spinner dolphin)

Stenella longirostris x orientalis (Whitebelly spinner dolphin)

Risso's dolphin
Grampus griseus (Risso’s dolphin)

Roughtoothed dolphin
-  Steno bredanensis (Rough-toothed dolphin)

Fraser's dolphin
-  Lagenodelphis hosei (Fraser's dolphin)

Lagenorhynchus obliquidens (Pacific white-sided dolphin)

Lagenorhynchus acutus (Atlantic white-sided dolphin)

Lagenorhynchus albirostris (Whitebeaked dolphin)

Lagenorhynchus cruciger (Hourglass dolphin)

Lagenorhynchus australis (Peale’s dolphin)

Lagenorhynchus obscurus obscurus, L. o. fitroyiL. o. posidoniaL. o. superciliosis  (Dusky dolphin and subsp.)

Right whale dolphins
Lissodelphis borealis (Northern right whale dolphin)

Lissodelphis peronii (Southern right whale dolphin)

Humpback dolphins
Sousa teuszii (Atlantic humpbackdolphin)

Sousa chinensis, S. bornensis, S. lentiginosa (Pacific humpbackdolphin)

Sousa plumbea (Indian humpbackdolphin)

Sousa sahulensis (Australian humpbackdolphin)

Cephalorhynchus eutropia (Chilean dolphin)

Cephalorhynchus heavisidii (Haviside’s dolphin)

Cephalorhynchus commersoni (Commerson’s dolphin)

Cephalorhynchus commersoni subsp. (Kerguelen subsp.)

Cephalorhynchus hectori (Hector’s dolphinand C.h. maui (Maui dolphin)

Sotalia fluviatilis fluviatilis (Tucuxi)

Sotalia fluviatilis guianensis (Costero)

Orcaella brevirostris (Irrawaddydolphin)

Orcaella heinsohni (Australian snubfin dolphin)

Globicephala melas (Longfinned pilot whale and Southern longfinned pilot whale)
Globicephala macrorhynchus (Atlantic shortfinned pilot whale and Pacific shortfinned pilot whale)

Peponocephala electra (Melonheaded whale)
Feresa attenuata (Dwarf killer whale)
Pseudorca crassidens (False killer whale)

Orcinus orca (Orca/Killer whale)
    - Resident killer whale
    - Bigg’s killer whale
    - Offshore killer whale
    - Eastatlantic killer whale, type A
    - Eastatlantic killer whale, type B
    - Antarctic killer whale, type A
    - Pack ice killer whale, type B1
    - Gerlache killer whale, type B2
    - Ross killer whale, type C
    - Subantarctic killer whale, type D
    - and more...

River dolphins
Pontoporia blainvillei (La Plata river dolphin)

Amazon river dolphins
- Inia geoffrensis geoffrensis (Amazon river dolphin), I. g. humbotiana (Orinoco river dolphin), I. g. boliviensis (Bolivian river dolphin) and I. g. araguaiaensis (Araguaian river dolphin)

Ganges river dolphins
Platanista gangetica gangetica (Ganges river dolphin)

Platanista gangetica minor (Indus river dolphin)

Harbour porpoise
Phocoena phocoena phocoena (North-atlantic harbour porpoise), P. p. vomerina (North-pacific harbour porpoise), P. p. relicta (Black Sea harbour porpoise) and unamed sub-species (North-pacific harbour porpoise)

Phocoena sinus (Vaquita)

Phocoena dioptrica (Spectacled porpoises)

Phocoena spinipinnis (Burmeister’s porpoises)

Neophaena phocaenoides phocaenoides (Indo-pacific finless porpoises), N. p. asiaeorientalis (Narrow-ridged finless porpoises) and N. p. sunameri (Chinese finless porpoises)

Dalls porpoises
Phocoenoides dalli (Dalls porpoises)

Phocoenoides dalli trues morph (Trues porpoises)

Sperm whales
Physeter macrocephalus (Sperm whale)

Kogia breviceps (Pygmy sperm whale)

Kogia sima (Dwarf sperm whale)

Delphinaptera leucas (Beluga)

Monodon monocerus (Narwhal)

Ziphiids - Beaked whales
Hyperoodon ampullatus (Northern bottlenose whale)

Hyperoodon  planifrons (Southern bottlenose whale)

Ziphius cavirostris (Cuviers beaked whale)

Berardius arnuxii (Arnoux’s beaked whale)

Berardius bairdii (Baird’s beaked whale)

Berardius bairdii sp. (Baird’s beaked whale subsp. or new species)

Indopacetus pacificus (Longman’s beaked whale)

Tasmacetus sheperdi (Shepherd’s beaked whale)

Mesoplodon bowdoini (Andrews’ beaked whale)

Mesoplodon densirostris (Blainville’s beaked whale)

Mesoplodon carlshubbi (Hubbs’ beaked whale)

Mesoplodon europaeus (Gervais’ beaked whale)

Mesoplodon ginkgodens (Ginkgo-toothed beaked whale)

Mesoplodon grayi (Gray’s beaked whale)

Mesoplodon  hectori (Hector’s beaked whale)

Mesoplodon  layardii (Straped-toothed beaked whale)

Mesoplodon  peruvianus (Pygmy beaked whale)

Mesoplodon  bidens (Sowerby’s beaked whale)

Mesoplodon stejnegeri (Stejneger’s beaked whale)

Mesoplodon mirus (Northern True’s beaked whale)

Mesoplodon mirus (Southern True’s beaked whale)

Mesoplodon perrini (Perrin’s beaked whale)

Mesoplodon traversii (Spade-toothed beaked whale)

Mesoplodon hotaula (Beaked whale sp. unnamed)
Mesoplodon  sp A (unidentified) (Beaked whale sp.)

Mysticeti - Baleen whales

Blue whales (Rorquals)
Balaenoptera musculus musculus (North-atlantic blue whale)

Balaenoptera musculus sp. (North-pacific blue whale)

Balaenoptera musculus indica (Indo-pacific blue whale)

Balaenoptera musculus intermedia (Southern blue whale)

Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda (Pygmy blue whale)

Balaenoptera physalus physalus (Northern fin whale)

Balaenoptera physalus quoyi (Southern fin whale)
Balaenoptera borealis (Sei whale)

Minke whales (Rorquals)
Balaenoptera acutorostrata acutorostrata (North-atlantic minke whale)
Balaenoptera acutorostrata scammoni (North-pacific minke whale)
Balaenoptera bonaerensis  (Antarctic minke whale)
Balaenoptera acutorostrata subsp. (Dwarf minke whale)

Bryde's whales (Rorquals)
Balaenoptera brydei (Bryde's whale), B. brydei subsp. (Inshore indo-pacific Bryde's whale), B. brydei subsp. (Offshore indo-pacific Bryde's whale) and B. brydei subsp. (Mexican Bryde's whale)
Balaenoptera edeni (Eden whale)
Balaenoptera omurai (Omura whale)

Humpback whale
Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback whale)

Right whales
Eubalaena glacilis (North-atlantic right whale)
Eubalaena japonica (North-pacific right whale)
Eubalaena australis (Southern right whale)

Pygmy right whale
Caperea marginata (Pygmy right whale)

Bowhead whale
Balaena mysticeti (Bowhead whale)

Grey whale
Eschrichtius robustus (Grey whale)

3 kommentarer:

  1. Hi,

    My name is Clara and I'm from Peru. Looking for images of river dolphin I found yours, I'm actually working in a Peruvian NGO focused on conservation and now we are preparing some guides for environmental education about river dolphins in Peru, so I was wondering if you can share with me the images of the Inia geoffrensis and sotalia fluviatilis. I hope it is possible and for sure I will cite you in the guide because of the illustrations. Thanks and you can message me to claraoa.2502@gmail.com

  2. Dear Ida, is a pleasure for me see all the draw creations!! I am Yurasi from Venezuela, I work with the species Sotalia guianensis in Maracaibo Lake for my PhD, the project was named ProyectoSotalia you can found on facebook.
    Your pictures of sotalia, the coast and the river species are the best I've seen, are beautiful, so, I want to know if I can use the image in the educational material that I am going to use during my project with the community, besides I would like to use the image to put it in tshirts. All this with the proper recognition of your authorship of course. If you accept, Could you send me the image of both sotalia guianensis and fluviatilis? my email contac: yurasialejandra@gmail.com
    Thanks in advance!


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