Species under Balaenoptera
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Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Balaenoptera acutorostrata
Lacépède, 1804
Northern minke whale Circumglobal 1070
Balaenoptera bonaerensis
Burmeister, 1867
Antarctic minke whale Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Antarctic 840
Balaenoptera borealis
Lesson, 1828
Sei whale Circumglobal 1800
Balaenoptera brydei
Olsen, 1913
Bryde's whale Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean, and the Mediterranean 1460
Balaenoptera edeni
Anderson, 1879
Eden's whale Atlantic Ocean and Indo-Pacific 1550
Balaenoptera musculus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Blue whale North Atlantic and North Pacific 3300
Balaenoptera omurai
Wada, Oishi, & Yamada, 2003
Indo-West Pacific
Balaenoptera physalus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Fin whale Circumglobal except the Arctic 2700
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