Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Carnivora > Family: Odobenidae > Genus: Odobenus > Species: Odobenus rosmarus > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Odobenus rosmarus laptevi

Walrus - Odobenus rosmarus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not Applicable (IUCN)
Protected by 2 international agreements


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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IUCN Red List Category
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Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
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Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

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Natura 2000 sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Atlantescht Walross Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Hvalros Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Hvalross Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Mors Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Mors Turkish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Morsa Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Morsa Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Morse French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Morsk Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Mursu Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rostungur Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rozmár Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tricheco Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Valross Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Valzirgs Latvian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Walroß German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Walrus Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Walrus English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Phoca rosmarus Linnaeus, 1758
Rosmarus arcticus Pallas, 1811
Trichechus divergens Illiger, 1815
Trichechus cookii Fremerij, 1831
Trichechus orientalis Dybowski, 1922

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WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

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