Balaenidae


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Related to Balaenidae: bowhead whale
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Noun1.Balaenidae - right whalesBalaenidae - right whales        
mammal family - a family of mammals
Mysticeti, suborder Mysticeti - baleen whales: right whales; rorquals; blue whales; humpbacks
right whale - large Arctic whalebone whale; allegedly the `right' whale to hunt because of its valuable whalebone and oil
Balaena, genus Balaena - type genus of the Balaenidae: Greenland whales
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Similarly, the bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus), another member of the family Balaenidae closely related to the right whale, has a closely associated cyamid ectoparasite (Cyamus ceti, Fig.
Los Balaenidae (Cetacea: Neoceti) son un grupo de misticetos caracterizados por presentar, en el craneo y en la mandibula, una serie de especializaciones vinculadas al sistema de alimentacion por filtracion, tales como un rostro muy arqueado y angosto, huesos rostrales sin interdigitacion con los huesos occipitales, mandibula con un proceso coronoides y angular reducidos y barbas largas.