Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island
Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island

Checklist of Species

By: A. H. Kopelman

Cetaceans, Seals, and Sea Turtles

 

  • CETACEA
    • Suborder Mysticeti. The baleen whales
      • Family Balaenidae. Right Whales
        • Eubalaena glacialis (Northern right whale)
      • Family Balaenopteridae. Rorquals
        • Balaenoptera acutorostrata (minke whale)
        • Balaenoptera borealis (sei whale)
        • Balaenoptera musculus (blue whale)
        • Balaenoptera physalus (fin whale)
        • Megaptera novaeangliae (humpback whale)
    • Suborder Odontoceti. The toothed whales
      • Family Delphinidae. Dolphins
        • Delphinus delphis (common dolphin)
        • Globicephala melas (long finned pilot whale)
        • Grampus griseus (Risso's dolphin)
        • Lagenorhynchus acutus (Atlantic white-sided dolphin)
        • Lagenorhynchus albirostris (white beaked dolphin)
        • Orcinus orca (killer whale)
        • Stenella attenuata (pantropical spotted dolphin)
        • Stenella coeruleoalba (striped dolphin)
        • Tursiops truncatus (bottlenose dolphin)
    • Family Kogiidae. Pygmy sperm whales
      • Kogia breviceps (pygmy sperm whale)
    • Family Monodontidae. Beluga and narwhal
      • Delphinapterus leucas (beluga whale)
    • Family Phocoenidae. Porpoises
      • Phocoena phocoena (harbor porpoise)
    • Family Physeteridae. Sperm whale
      • Physeter macrocephalus (sperm whale)
    • Family Ziphiidae. Beaked whales
      • Ziphius cavirostris (Cuvier's beaked whale)
      • Mesoplodon bidens (Sowerby's beaked whales)
      • Mesoplodon mirus (True's beaked whale)

 

  • PINNIPEDIA
    • Family Phocidae (true seals)
      • Cystophora cristata (hooded seal)
      • Halichoerus grypus (grey seal)
      • Pagophilus groenlandicus (harp seal)
      • Phoca hispida (ringed seal)
      • Phoca vitulina (harbor seal)

 

  • SEA TURTLES
    • Family Cheloniidae
      • Chelonia mydas (Green Turtle)
      • Caretta caretta (Loggerhead)
      • Lepidochelys kempi (Kemp's Ridley)
    • Family Dermochelyidae
      • Dermochelys coriacea (Leatherback Sea Turtle)