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Short Communication, J Mar Biol Oceanogr Vol: 7 Issue: 4

On the Recommended Vernacular Names of Mesoplodon peruvianus Reyes, Mead & Van Waerebeek, 1991 (Cetacea, Ziphiidae) in Several World Languages

Koen Van Waerebeek1,15*, Julio C Reyes2, Eduardo R Secchi3, Joanna Alfaro-Shigueto4,5, Fernando Félix6, Carlos Guerra-Correa7, Jean-Luc Jung8, Hong-yu Lai9, Ann-Katrien Lescrauwaet10,1, Jeffrey C Mangel4,11, Wenshi Pan12, Michela Podestà13, Fabian Ritter14, Gian Paolo Sanino15, Marina Sequeira16, Salvatore Siciliano17, Marie-Françoise Van Bressem1 and José L Yañez18

1Peruvian Centre for Cetacean Research/Centro Peruano de Estudios Cetológicos (CEPEC), Museo de Delfines, Lima 20, Peru

2Areas Costeras y Recursos Marinos (ACOREMA), Calle San Francisco 253, 201-B, Pisco, Peru

3Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

4ProDelphinus, Calle José Galvez 780e, Miraflores, Lima 18, Peru

5Facultad de Biologia Marina, Universidad Científica del Sur, Villa El Salvador, Lima 42, Peru

6Museo de Ballenas, Avenida Enríquez Gallo s/n, Salinas, Ecuador

7Centro Regional de Estudios y Educación Ambiental (CREA-UA), Universidad de Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile

8Laboratoire BioGeMME, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France

9Caritas Institute of Higher Education, 2 Chui Ling Lane, Tseung Kwan O, N.T., Hong Kong

10Flanders Marine Institute/Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), Wandelaarkaai 7, Oostende, Belgium

11Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter, Penryn, Cornwall, United Kingdom

12School of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, PR China

13Museo di Storia Naturale di Milano, corso Venezia 55-20121 Milano, Italy

14M.E.E.R. e.V., Bundesallee 123, 12161 Berlin, Germany

15Centre for Marine Mammals Research Leviathan (CMMR), Santiago, Chile

16Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas, Avenida da República 16-16B, 1050-191 Lisboa, Portugal

17Laboratório de Enterobactérias, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz/FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

18Curator Emeritus, Museo Nacional de Historia Natural (MNHN), Santiago, Chile

*Corresponding Author : Koen Van Waerebeek
Peruvian Centre for Cetacean Research/Centro Peruano de Estudios Cetológicos (CEPEC), Museo de Delfines, Lima 20, Peru
Tel: +51 989180339
E-mail: [email protected]

Received: August 16, 2018 Accepted: August 29, 2018 Published: September 05, 2018

Citation: Van Waerebeek K, Reyes JC, Secchi E, Alfaro-Shigueto J, Félix F, et al. (2018) On the Recommended Vernacular Names of Mesoplodon peruvianus Reyes, Mead & Van Waerebeek, 1991 (Cetacea, Ziphiidae) in Several World Languages. J Mar Biol Oceanogr 7:4. doi: 10.4172/2324-8661.1000195

Abstract

On the Recommended Vernacular Names of Mesoplodon peruvianus Reyes, Mead & Van Waerebeek, 1991 (Cetacea, Ziphiidae) in Several World Languages

Relevant and distinctive vernacular species names are essential to assure efficient communication among scientists under field and laboratory conditions, but also among non-specialists including the public at large. We provide a rationale for recommended vernacular and alternative names for the lesser beaked whale Mesoplodon peruvianus Reyes, Mead & Van Waerebeek, 1991 in 11 major world languages which encompass most of cetacean literature. Principal criteria for name endorsement are unambiguity and nonrepetitiveness with respect to other aquatic mammal species.

Keywords: Mesoplodon peruvianus; Cetacean nomenclature; Aquatic mammal; Pacific Ocean

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