Taxon profile


Minke Whale
Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépéde, 1804

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

Scientific synonyms

Balaena rostrata Fabricius, 1780
Balaenoptera acuto-rostrata
Balaenoptera eschrichtii
Balaenoptera microcephala
Balaenoptera minor

Other names

= Dwarf Minke Whale
= Piked Whale

IUCN category:Least Concern
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Intertaxon relationships

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

Links and literature

EN ABRS (2009): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépéde, 1804]
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [2474]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804]
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 Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacepéde, 1804]

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