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fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus)
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fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus)

Aerial view of a fin whale, showing V-shaped chevron

Fin Whale from the air. Photo: Protected Resouces Division, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, California.


The fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus), also called the finback whale, razorback, or common rorqual, is a marine mammal belonging to the suborder of baleen whales. It is the second-largest animal after the blue whale.

Scientific Name: Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Names:
English – Fin Whale, Fin-backed Whale, Finner, Common Rorqual, Herring Whale, Razorback, Finback
French – Baleine à nageoires, Baleine fin, Baleinoptère commune, Rorqual Commun
Spanish – Ballena Aleta, Ballena Boba, Rorcual Común

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