Neophocaena phocaenoides

  title={Neophocaena phocaenoides},
  author={Thomas A Jefferson and Samuel K. Hung},
Delphinus G. Cuvier, 1829:291. Part, not Delphinus Linnaeus, 1758. Neomeris Gray, 1846:30. Type species N. phocaenoides G. Cuvier by original designation. Preoccupied by Neomeris Lamouroux, a genus of algae (originally thought to be a polyp), and Neomeris Costa, a genus of polychaetes. Meomeris Gray, 1847:36. Misprint of Neomeris. Phocaena Blanford, 1888:574. Type species N. phocaenoides G. Cuvier, 1829. Neophocaena Palmer, 1899:23. Type species D. phocaenoides G. Cuvier by monotypy… 

Distinguishing between two species of finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides and N. asiaeorientalis) in areas of sympatry

It is demonstrated that the two species can be differentiated at sea by direct observation and examination of photographs, and useful diagnostic field characters for species identification of free-ranging finless porpoises are described.

Detecting recent speciation events: the case of the finless porpoise (genus Neophocaena)

A study conducted based on morphological characters and microsatellite and mitochondrial markers suggests that the two morphologically distinguishable forms of finless porpoise exist in sympatry in the strait of Taiwan and therefore represent different species as defined by the biological species concept.

River Cetaceans and Habitat Change: Generalist Resilience or Specialist Vulnerability?

River dolphins are among the world’s most threatened mammals, and indeed the baiji (Lipotes vexillifer), a species endemic to China’s Yangtze River, is likely extinct. Exploitation for products such

The Haplotypes of Four Finless Porpoises Stranded on the Coast of Sagami Bay and Tokyo Bay During 2011–2013

1 College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University, Fujisawa, Kanagawa 252-0880, Japan 2 Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History, Odawara, Kanagawa 250-0031, Japan 3 Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea

Distribution and habitat characteristics of three sympatric cetacean species in the coastal waters of Matang, Perak, Peninsular Malaysia

Funding information University of Malaya Research Programme, Grant/Award Number: RP001F‐13SUS; University of Malaya Postgraduate Research Fund, Grant/Award Number: PG040‐2013B; Ocean Park

Acoustic identification of the sympatric species Indo-Pacific finless porpoise and Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin: an example from Langkawi, Malaysia

ABSTRACT The passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) technique has been widely used to detect odontocetes that emit echolocation clicks. However, identifying sympatric dolphins and porpoises using clicks,

Radiological Investigation of Gas Embolism in the East Asian Finless Porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis sunameri)

In this research, the first case of gas embolism identified in an East Asian finless porpoise inhabiting Asian waters is presented, highlighting the potential of PMCT as a promising tool for the diagnosis of gas Embolism in stranded cetaceans.

Contingent Valuation of Yangtze Finless Porpoises in Poyang Lake, China

1. Introduction 1.1 Problem Statement 1.2 Goal of the Study 1.3 Structure of the Thesis 2. Background Information of Poyang Lake and Yangtze Finless Porpoises 2.1 Introduction to Poyang Lake 2.1.1



Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis (Pilleri & Gihr, 1973), a synonym of the preoccupied name Delphinus melas Schlegel, 1841 (Notes on Cetacea, Delphinoidea VII)

The name Delphinus melas, given by Schlegel (1841) to a Finless Porpoise from Japan, is a junior homonym of Delphinus melas Traill, 1809 (now: Globicephala melaena). The generic name Neomeris Gray,

Observations on behavior and ecology of the Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis) group at Tian-e-Zhou Oxbow of the Yangtze River

The authors made 39 surveys (a total of 161 days) in the Tian-e-Zhou Oxbow of the Yangtze River, China, for observing 13 Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis) captured


Based on three fresh specimens caught accidently from the Yangtze River near Nan- jing in the spring of 1984,a neuroanatomical, histological and cytoarchitoctural inves-tigation of the spinal cord of

Notes on two cetacean surveys in the Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam

– During 17-26 October 1999, we searched for cetaceans along 665 km of trackline in coastal and offshore waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. We had five cetacean sightings: two of Indo-Pacific humpbacked

Trace element concentrations in the tissues of cetaceans from Hong Kong's territorial waters

  • E. Parsons
  • Environmental Science
    Environmental Conservation
  • 1999
There have been few studies of trace elements in cetaceans from Chinese waters despite considerable potential for contamination by this class of pollutant. Between 1993 and 1996, blubber, liver

Butyltin Contamination in Marine Mammals from North Pacific and Asian Coastal Waters

Hepatic butyltin concentrations were determined in 63 cetaceans belonging to 14 species and four pinnipeds belonging to two species collected from North Pacific and Asian coastal waters. Butyltin

The behaviour of Hong Kong ’ s resident cetaceans : the Indo - Pacific humpbacked dolphin and the finless porpoise

  • Aquatic Mammals
  • 1998

Preliminary observations on the osetology of Neomeris phocaenoides

  • Contributions from the Biological Laboratory of the Science Society of China
  • 1925