Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Tetrapoda > Class Mammalia > Subclass Theria > Order Cetartiodactyla > Suborder Cetancodonta > Infraorder Cetacea > Superfamily Mysticeti > Family Balaenopteridae > Genus Balaenoptera > Species Balaenoptera musculus

Balaenoptera musculus musculus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rank: Subspecies
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

BalaenopteraLacépède, 1804accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: pygmy blue whale sources: Shirihai, H. 2002 A complete guide to Antarctic Wildlife: the Birds and Marine Mammals of the Antarctic Continent and the Southern Ocean Alula Press FI 510 pp
 Swedish: blåval

Literature

basis of record

Shirihai, H. 2002 A complete guide to Antarctic Wildlife: the Birds and Marine Mammals of the Antarctic Continent and the Southern Ocean Alula Press FI 510 pp

Genbank

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External Links

Link To GBIF

Citation

Perrin, W. (2011). Balaenoptera musculus musculus (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Perrin, W.F. World Cetacea Database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:231436

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Occurrence

 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data

Environment


marine

Importance

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GUID

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Last modified

2008-08-20 by William Perrin

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