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SPECIES Balaenoptera borealis

Author:Lesson, 1828.
Citation:Hist. Nat. Gen. Part. Mamm. Oiseaux, 1: 342.
Common Name:Sei Whale
Type Locality:Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Lubeck Bay, near Gromitz (see Rudolphi, 1822).
Distribution:Worldwide: cold-temperate to warm-temperate waters. Distributional records sometimes confused with B. edeni.
Status:CITES Appendix I; U.S. ESA and IUCN Endangered.
Comments:Reviewed by Gambell (1985a). Rice (1998:75-76) separated this species into B. borealis borealis and B. borealis schlegelii Flower, 1865 (Northern Sei Whale) (Southern Sei Whale).
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SUBSPECIES borealis

SUBSPECIES schlegelii

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