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Noun1.Balaenopteridae - rorqualsBalaenopteridae - rorquals; blue whales    
mammal family - a family of mammals
Mysticeti, suborder Mysticeti - baleen whales: right whales; rorquals; blue whales; humpbacks
rorqual, razorback - any of several baleen whales of the family Balaenopteridae having longitudinal grooves on the throat and a small pointed dorsal fin
Balaenoptera, genus Balaenoptera - type genus of the Balaenopteridae
genus Megaptera, Megaptera - humpback whales
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Balaenopteridae The common baleen whales in California waters were blue, fin, and humpback whales.
Mammalia Balaenopteridae Balaenoptera borealis Lesson, + 1828 Salpae + Ctenophora + Chelonidea + Number of species (taxa) 19 17 45 (1) Recorded in whale-shark-associated schools.