Taxon profile


Fin Whale
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Scientific synonyms

Balaena physalus Linnaeus, 1758 o
Balaenoptera antarctica
Balaenoptera comunis
Balaenoptera gibbar Lacépède, 1804 o
Balaenoptera rorqual Lacépède, 1804

Type taxon of:Balaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 (Balaenoptera gibbar Lacépède, 1804)


Balaenoptera physalus - Fin Whale

Author: Hana Motyčková

Balaenoptera physalus - Fin Whale

Author: Klaus Rudloff

Intertaxon relationships

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

parasite: Brachycladium spinosum (Margolis & Pike, 1955)

Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Balaenoptera physalus physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Fin Whale
subspecies Balaenoptera physalus quoyi Fischer, 1829

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [2478]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Australian Faunal Directory [bb0ec4bf-61d1-4850-b164-287731f8a1c3]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 8 February 2015
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Balaenoptera physalus Linnaeus, 1758]
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 physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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