Balaenoptera musculus

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Related to Balaenoptera musculus: Blue Whales
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Noun1.Balaenoptera musculus - largest mammal ever knownBalaenoptera musculus - largest mammal ever known; bluish-grey migratory whalebone whale mostly of southern hemisphere
baleen whale, whalebone whale - whale with plates of whalebone along the upper jaw for filtering plankton from the water
Balaenoptera, genus Balaenoptera - type genus of the Balaenopteridae
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Balaenoptera musculus us the scientific name for which marine creature?
Unidentified beaked whale Ziphiid whale Minke whale Balaenoptera acutorostrata Bryde's whale Balaenoptera edeni Sei whale Balaenoptera borealis Fin whale Balaenoptera physalus Blue whale Balaenoptera musculus Humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae Sei or Bryde's whale Balaenoptera borealis/edeni Unidentified rorqual Balaenopterid whale Unidentified small dolphin Small delphinid Unidentified medium dolphin Medium delphinid Unidentified large dolphin Large delphinid Unidentified dolphin Delphinid Unidentified small whale Small whale or large dolphin Unidentified large whale Large baleen or sperm whale Unidentified whale Small or large whale Unidentified cetacean Cetacean Common name Stock name [N.
Most of the animals had been either humpbacks, Megaptera novaeangliae, or blue whales, Balaenoptera musculus, two species that were officially considered "protected" under the international regulations that governed commercial whaling.