Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781)

Humpback Whale

CLASSIFICATION

Main Group: Animal

Sublevel 1: Vertebrate

Sublevel 2: Mammal

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Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Cetacea

Family: Balaenopteridae

Genus: Megaptera

Species: Megaptera novaeangliae

STATUS IN NEW ENGLAND

Origin: Native

Invasive, Pest, or Pathogen?: No

Rarity Designations:
U.S. - Delisted 2016/10/11 (West Indies population)
MA - State Endangered
ME - State Endangered
RI - Federally Endangered
MA SWAP (2015) - SGCN
ME WAP (2015) - SGCN (Tier 1 - Highest Priority)
NH WAP (2015) - SGCN
RI WAP (2015) - SGCN

BIOLOGY/ECOLOGY

Feeding Type: Heterotroph

HABITAT

ASSOCIATED SPECIES

PHOTOS OF Megaptera novaeangliae

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