Taxon profile


Humpback Whale
Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Cetartiodactyla - even-toed ungulates »  family Balaenopteridae - finner whales

Scientific synonyms

Balaena allamack Gray, 1846
Balaena atlanticus Hurdis, 1897
Balaena boops Fabricius, 1780
Balaena boops Fabricius, 1780
Balaena gibbosa Gray, 1843
Balaena lalandii Fischer, 1829
Balaena longimana Rudolphi, 1832
Balaena nodosa Bonnaterre, 1789
Balaena novaeangliae Borowski, 1781
Balaena sulcata antarctica Schlegel, 1841

Other names

= Hump Whale
= Hunchbacked Whale

IUCN category:Least Concern


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Intertaxon relationships

predator: Orcinus orca (Linnaeus, 1758) - Killer Whale

prey: Pollachius virens (Linnaeus, 1758) - Coal Fish, Pollachius pollachius (Linnaeus, 1758), Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Haddock, Ammodytes tobianus Linnaeus, 1758 - Lesser Sand Eel, Ammodytes dubius Reinhardt, 1837 - Lance, ...

Links and literature

EN ABRS (2009): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781)]
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [13006]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Megaptera novaeangliae Borowski, 1781]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781)]

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