Genetic homogeneity in the face of morphological heterogeneity in the harbor porpoise from the Black Sea and adjacent waters (Phocoena phocoena relicta)

Ben Chehida, Yacine; Thumloup, Julie; Vishnyakova, Karina; Gol’din, Pavel; Fontaine, Michael C.
Heredity (2019)

Absence of genetic differentiation is usually taken as an evidence of panmixia, but can also reflect other situations, including even nearly complete demographic independence among large-sized populations. Deciphering which situation…


Genital interactions during simulated copulation among marine mammals

Orbach, Dara N.; Kelly, Diane A.; Solano, Mauricio; Brennan, Patricia L. R.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2017)

Genitalia are morphologically variable across many taxa and in physical contact during intromission, but little is known about how variation in form correlates with function during copulation. Marine mammals offer…


External morphology and weight-length relationships (WLRs) of harbour porpoise, Phocoena phocoena (Cetacea: Phocoenidae) in the Black Sea

Bilgin, Sabri; Kose, Ozay; Yesilcicek, Tuncay
Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (2020)

The present study summarized information on the morphometric characteristics and weight-length relationships (WLRs) of pregnant females, non-pregnant females and males of harbour porpoise, Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758) along the Rize…


Morphological analysis of the foramen magnum in finless porpoise (genus Neophocaena) using postmortem computed tomography 3D volume rendered images

Kot, Brian Chin Wing; Chan, Derek Kam Ping; Yuen, Adams Hei Long; Wong, Francis Ho Man; Tsui, Henry Chun Lok
Marine Mammal Science (2018)

...In the course of the pioneer virtopsy-driven stranding response program in Hong Kong (HK) waters, virtopsy using postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) has been implemented to augment conventional necropsy. A growing…


Ultrasonography of mammary glands in finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis) at different reproductive stages

Zeng, Xianyuan; Huang, Shiang-Lin; Hao, Yujiang; Wang, Ding; Ji, Junhua; Deng, Xiaojun; Nabi, Ghulam
Marine Mammal Science (2017)

...The Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis), endemic to the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River and the adjoining Poyang and Dongting lakes (Gao and Zhou 1993), is…


Guide to the whales, porpoises and dolphins (Order Cetacea) exhibited in the Department of Zoology, British Museum (Natural History)

Harmer, S. F.
(1909)

Porpoise. The Porpoise [Phocaena communis, or P. phocaena) is the smallest and most common of the Cetaceans found in the seas around the British Isles, and it also frequents the…