Cetaceans of Venezuela: Their distribution and conservation status.

Romero, Aldemaro and Agudo, A. Ignacio and Green, Steven M. and di Sciara, Guiseppe Notarbartolo (2001) Cetaceans of Venezuela: Their distribution and conservation status. Seattle, WA, NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service, (NOAA Technical Report NMFS, 151)

PDF (The document's language is English .) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (2MB) | Preview
Official URL: http://spo.nwr.noaa.gov/re151.pdf


Sighting, stranding, and capture records of whales and dolphins for Venezuela were assembled and analyzed to document the Venezuelan cetacean fauna and its distribution in the eastern Caribbean. An attempt was made to confirm species identification for each of the records, yielding 443 that encompass 21 species of cetaceans now confirmed to occur in Venezuelan marine, estuarine, and freshwater habitats. For each species, we report its global and local distribution, conservation status and threats, and the common names used, along with our proposal for a Spanish common name. Bryde’s whale (Balaenoptera edeni) is the most commonly reported mysticete. The long-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus capensis) is the most frequent of the odontocetes in marine waters. The boto or tonina (Inia geoffrensis) was found to be ubiquitous in the Orinoco watershed. The distribution of marine records is consistent with the pattern of productivity of Venezuelan marine waters, i.e., a concentration at 63°07′W through 65°26′W with records declining to the east and to the west. An examination of the records for all cetaceans in the Caribbean leads us to conclude that seven additional species may be present in Venezuelan waters. (PDF file contains 61 pages.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Cetaceans of Venezuela: Their distribution and conservation status.
Personal Creator/Author:
Romero, Aldemaro
Agudo, A. Ignacio
Green, Steven M.
di Sciara, Guiseppe Notarbartolo
Series Name: NOAA Technical Report NMFS
Number: 151
Date: 2001
Publisher: NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service
Place of Publication: Seattle, WA
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Management
Item ID: 2505
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2009 18:12
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 18:58
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2505

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...