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SPECIES Megaptera novaeangliae

Author:Borowski, 1781.
Citation:Gemein. Naturgesch. Thier., 2(1): 21.
Common Name:Humpback Whale
Type Locality:USA, "de la nouvelle Angleterre" (= coast of New England).
Distribution:Worldwide: cold-temperate to tropical waters.
Status:CITES Appendix I; U.S. ESA Endangered; IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:Reviewed by Winn and Reichley (1985).
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Synonyms:

    braziliensis Cope, 1867
    burmeisteri Burmeister, 1866
    indica Gervais, 1883
    lalandii (Fischer, 1829)
    longimana (Rudolphi, 1832)
    longipinna Gray, 1846
    nodosa (Bonnaterre, 1789)
    osphya Cope, 1865
    versabilis Cope, 1869

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