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SPECIES Balaenoptera physalus

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 75.
Common Name:Fin Whale
Type Locality:"Habitat in Oceano Europeao", restricted to Norway, near Svalbard, Spitsbergen Sea by Thomas (1911a).
Distribution:Worldwide: arctic to tropical waters.
Status:CITES Appendix I; U.S. ESA and IUCN Endangered.
Comments:Reviewed by Gambell (1985b). Rice (1998:77) recognized B. b. quoyi (sic) (Southern Fin Whale).
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SUBSPECIES physalus

SUBSPECIES quoyi

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