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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758

Scientific synonyms and common names

Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758

Common names

Baleine du Groenland [French]
Ballena de cabeza arqueada [Spanish]
Bowhead whale [English]
Groenlandse walvis [Dutch]

FAO Species Code

BAL Bala 1 [FAO Species code]
BMY [FAO Species code]

Bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus)