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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Blue whale

Common names

Ballena azul [Spanish]
Blauwe vinvis [Dutch]
Blue whale [English]
Rorqual bleu [French]

FAO Species Code

BALAEN Bal 3 [FAO Species code]
BLW [FAO Species code]

Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus)