Balaenoptera physalus, common finback whale, common finwhale, common rorqual, photos, facts and physical characteristics


Balaenoptera physalus, common finback whale, common finwhale, common rorqual, photos, facts and physical characteristics

Balaenoptera physalus

Balaenoptera physalus Description

Long sleek body with flat, V-shaped rostrum. Distinct ridge on back from dorsal fin to broad triangular flukes. Ventral throat grooves, extend to navel. Dorsal fin is up to 0,6 m (2 ft) tall, slightly hooked blunt tip, two-thirds back on body. Dark gray

Balaenoptera physalus Common Names

  • common finback whale, common finwhale, common rorqual

Balaenoptera physalus Taxonomic Structure

What type of species is Balaenoptera physalus? Below, you will find the taxonomic groups the Balaenoptera physalus species belongs to.

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Balaenoptera physalus, marine species closely related

Balaenoptera physalus, distinctive physical characteristics

How to identify Balaenoptera physalus marine species? Below, you will find the list of main identification criteria and physical characteristics of marine species Balaenoptera physalus. For each identification criteria, the corresponding physical characteristics of marine species Balaenoptera physalus are marked in green.

Balaenoptera physalus, geographic distribution

Where is Balaenoptera physalus found in the world? Below, you will find the list and a world map of the geographic distribution where the marine species Balaenoptera physalus can be found.

There is no photo/diving site associated to this marine animal

Balaenoptera physalus, underwater photographers

Which photographers have photos of Balaenoptera physalus species? Below, you will find the list of underwater photographers and their photos of the marine species Balaenoptera physalus.