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humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Original caption: "Buckelwal, Megaptera nodosa Bonnat,., springend. 1/150 natürlicher Größe."
Translation (partly): "Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, jumping. 1/150 natural size."
Size: 5.0 x 3.0 in² (12.6 x 7.7 cm²)
Originator: Unknown
Source: Brehms Tierleben, Small Edition 1927

The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a species of baleen whale. One of the larger rorqual species, adults range in length from 12–16 m and weigh about 36,000 kg. The humpback whale has a distinctive body shape, with long pectoral fins and a knobbly head. It is known for breaching and other distinctive surface behaviors, making it popular with whale watchers. Males produce a complex song lasting 10 to 20 minutes, which they repeat for hours at a time. Its purpose is not clear, though it may have a role in mating. Order: Artiodactyla, Infraorder: Cetacea, Family: Balaenopteridae, Genus: Megaptera, Species: Megaptera novaeangliae Borowski, 1781.
Balaena gibbosa Erxleben, 1777
Balaena boops Fabricius, 1780
Balaena nodosa Bonnaterre, 1789
Balaena longimana Rudolphi, 1832
Megaptera longimana Gray, 1846
Kyphobalaena longimana Van Beneden, 1861
Megaptera versabilis Cope, 1869

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Scientific Name: Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781)
Common Names:
English – Humpback Whale, Hump Whale, Hunchbacked Whale, Bunch
French – Mégaptère, Baleine à bosse, Baleine à taquet, Jubarte, Rorqual à bosse, Rorqual du Cap
Spanish – Ballena Jorobada, Gubarte, Jorobada, Rorcual Jorobado
Megaptera nodosa (Bonnaterre, 1789)
Megaptera braziliensis Cope, 1867
Megaptera indica Gervais, 1883
Megaptera lalandii (Fischer, 1829)
Megaptera longimana (Rudolphi, 1832)
Megaptera longipinna Gray, 1846
Megaptera osphya Cope, 1865
Megaptera versabilis Cope, 1869
Balaena nodosa Bonnaterre, 1789
Balaena lalandii Fischer, 1829
Balaena longimana Rudolphi, 1832
Balaena novaeangliae Borowski, 1781
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