Reproductive seasonality and maturity of male Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis in captivity: A case study based on the hormone evidence

Daoquan, Chen; Yujiang, Hao; Qingzhong, Zhao; Ding, Wang
Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology (2006)

To provide hormone evidence on reproductive seasonality and maturity of the Yangtze finless porpoise, the authors monitored the monthly variations of serum reproductive hormones of a male Yangtze finless porpoise…

Parentage determination of an isolated Yangtze finless porpoise population Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis in the Yangtze Tian-e-Zhou Baiji National Natural Reserve based on molecular data

Junhong, Xia; Jinsong, Zheng; Limei, Xu; Ding, Wang
Progress in Natural Science (2005)

Reproductive behaviors are poorly known for the Yangtze finless porpoise Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis. In this study, the parentage of an isolated Yangtze finless porpoise population inhabiting the Yangtze Tian-e-Zhou Baiji…

Natural hybridization between Dall’s porpoises (Phocoenoides dalli) and harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena)

Willis, Pamela M; Crespi, Bernard J; Dill, Lawrence M; Baird, Robin W; Hanson, M Bradley
Can. J. Zool. (2004)

Natural hybridization occurs rarely in mammals compared with other taxonomic groups of animals. Cetaceans appear unique among mammals in exhibiting striking karyological uniformity, which suggests that they have the potential…

Review of small cetaceans: Distribution, behaviour, migration and threats

Culik, Boris

This report summarises the available knowledge on odontocete (toothed whale) distribution, behaviour, migration and threats and was compiled for the Bonn Secretariat of CMS.

Multiple insights into the reproductive function of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena): An ongoing study

Desportes, Geneviève; Kristensen, Jakob H; Benham, Deborah; Wilson, Sandie; Jepsen, Trine; Korsgaard, Bodil; Siebert, Ursula; Driver, Jörg; Amundin, Mats; Hansen, Kirstin; Shephard, Gwyneth

The harbour porpoises kept at the Fjord & Bælt since April 1997 offer a unique opportunity to gain a better understanding of the reproductive function in harbour porpoises, especially in…