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SPECIES Phocoena phocoena

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 77.
Common Name:Harbor Porpoise
Type Locality:"Habitat in Oceano Europaeo, & Balthico." (= Baltic Sea, "Swedish Seas").
Distribution:N Pacific and N Atlantic: arctic to cold-temperate waters, isolated population in Black Sea; extends south to Senegal in the E Atlantic.
Status:CITES Appendix II; IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:Reviewed by Gaskin et al. (1974, Mammalian Species, 42). Rice (1998:124) recognized P. p. phocoena (North Atlantic Harbor Porpoise), P. p. vomerina (Eastern North Pacific Harbor Porpoise) and an un-named subspecies in the western North Pacific, but did not recognize P. p. relicta (Black Sea Harbor Porpoise).
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SUBSPECIES phocoena

SUBSPECIES relicta

SUBSPECIES vomerina

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