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SPECIES Balaena mysticetus

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 75.
Common Name:Bowhead
Type Locality:"Habitat in Oceano Groenlandico" (= Greenland Sea).
Distribution:Northern hemisphere: arctic waters. Strays have occured in Japan, Gulf of St. Lawrence, and Massachusetts.
Status:CITES Appendix I; U.S. ESA Endangered; IUCN Critically Endangered (Spitzbergen population), Endangered (Okhotsk Sea subpopulation and Baffin Bay-Davis Strait stock), Vulnerable (Hudson Bay-Foxe Basin stock), Lower Risk (cd) (Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort Sea stock), otherwise listed as Lower Risk (cd) for B. mysticetus.
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