Species: Orcinus orca (Linnaeus, 1758)

Scientific name Orcinus orca (Linnaeus, 1758)
English name killer whale
French name dorque
Dutch name zwaardwalvis, orka
German name Schwertfisch


Not all species have been illustrated yet. Should you own high quality photos, please send them by means of the photo page.

You can always check for pictures on the Dutch website Nederlands Soortenregister.

You can always check for pictures on observations.be.

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North Sea incidental/periodical (1b)
Habitat marine
Reference Duff & Lawson 2004. Mammals of the world, a checklist
BeRMS / WoRMS Belgian Register of Marine Species / World Register of Marine Species

Recent sightings on observations.be

Recent strandings and sightings on mumm.ac.be