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 »  genus Megaptera

Scientific synonyms

Balaena allamack Gray, 1846
Balaena atlanticus Hurdis, 1897
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
Balaenoptera antarctica Temminck, 1841

Other names

= Hump Whale
= Hunchbacked Whale

Least Concern


[There are yet no texts for this record.]

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 Australian Faunal Directory [8472dd02-e960-4c15-8b06-5e3156c7b0c0]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781)]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [13006]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
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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